News iPhone 14 possess Apple radio chips & Qualcomm satellite modem

By Garima Soni  | Date: September 19, 2022

News iPhone 14 possess Apple radio chips & Qualcomm satellite modem

According to an inspection of the phone by iFixit and an Apple statement, the recently launched iPhone 14 models made by Apple Inc. include a Qualcomm chip that communicates with satellites, along with other specially built Apple components utilized in the phone’s most innovative feature.

It is worth mentioning here, one of the key characteristics is the ability to connect to satellites and send emergency messages, where there is no WiFi or cellular data connection.

However, Apple announced earlier this month that the iPhone 14 models include new technology that enables the emergency messaging services, which Apple hopes to activate with a software update arriving in November. Whereas the company remained mum on the gear designed specifically for satellites.

On Friday, an iPhone 14 Pro Max model was disassembled by California-based iFixit, a company that tests the repairability of consumer devices such as iPhones. Notably, the dismantling of the latest iPhone series revealed a Qualcomm X65 modem chip.

It is worth notifying that the new chip by Qualcomm may use band n53, which is a frequency band used by Globalstar satellites, in addition with 5G connection for cellular networks.

For those unaware, Apple will use up to 85% of Globalstar's satellite network capacity to allow its new emergency message capability.

Meanwhile, U.S. consumers are confused by Apple's decision to launch the eSIM-only iPhone 14 series in the United States.  It has surprised some Indians; however, the India-focused iPhone 14 series has a real SIM slot.

This is mainly because many Apple customers in India buy their iPhones from the US at very lower prices by travelling to see family, friends, and other relatives.


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Despite starting her career in science, Garima always had a zeal for writing. She started out her writer journey as a freelancer which eventually turned into a full-time job. Now as an upcoming MBA professional, Garima pens down articles for IBMag and several other we...

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