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This is Apple's plan for satellite communications

This is Apple’s plan for satellite communications

Having an iPhone with satellite connections so that one can send messages was something more than a year ago.

Now we understand more about what Apple’s strategy is

We haven’t heard much since the first time we heard about the case, but now there are new discoveries here, and as usual Mark Gorman of Bloomberg is the one delivering the goods.

The thing about satellite communications is related to watchOS. Gurman lists several new features we’ve heard about before, some of which are coming in watchOS 8 to be revealed on June 6, but according to the same man, Apple’s plan is to allow users to send messages and SOS alerts from the Apple Watch, via satellite. -If you do not have access to a mobile network.

Broken bones and no coverage?

This makes sense if, say, someone is out for a walk or training – you might have fallen off the bike and broke your leg away in the woods: then you’ll appreciate that your new Apple Watch can still alert emergency services even if you don’t have access to a traditional operator.

We understand the implementation makes sense, but we hope they expand the possibilities. Now Gurman isn’t saying anything that the function will only work with an Apple Watch connected to an iPhone (someone will have to pay for the satellite connection, and if this only becomes an emergency function, maybe Apple will bear the cost?), but the hope for many is that the iPhone, Regardless of the fall, he will be able to send messages via satellite, which will also be of great use in war and disaster areas.

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