Want iPhone 14 satellite connectivity? Phone gets big boost, but will you get it?

Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities, has shared updates of a new survey via Medium, informing that Apple had completed tests for iPhone 14 satellite connectivity. Check details here.

| Updated on: Sep 02 2022, 13:36 IST
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iPhone 14 Plus
1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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Apple has completed tests for satellite communication, informs Ming-Chi Kuo. (HT Tech)

Recently, there were leaks saying that Apple will be launching satellite connectivity on iPhone 14. And now when we are just a few days away from the Apple's Far Out event in which the iPhone 14 series is expected to be launched, Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities, has shared updates of a new survey via Medium regarding the rumored iPhone 14 support for satellite communication. According to the survey update, Apple had completed tests for satellite communication.

"Satellite communication is one of iPhone 14's test items before mass production, and Apple had completed hardware tests for this feature. iPhone 14's satellite communication mainly provides emergency texting/voice services," the report said. According to the information provided by AppleTrack earlier, this iPhone 14 service will be limited to use of text messages, while photos and voice calls will be supported later. "A new report says Apple WILL be launching satellite connectivity on iPhone 14. As launch, the service will be limited to brief text messages, with photos and voice calls not supported until later...," the tweet read.

While, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the increasing frequency of natural disasters and geopolitical conflicts in recent years will likely make emergency texting/voice services via satellite communication a must-have smartphone feature. He further informed in the report that iPhone 14 offering satellite communication service depends on whether Apple and operators can settle the business model.

He further said in the survey update, "I learned that Apple had already completed the hardware development of satellite communication in the iPhone 13. The lack of support is because the business model had not been negotiated."

"Hard to predict precisely when the iPhone will offer satellite communication service, but I believe it will happen eventually," he added.

The Apple Far out event is scheduled for September 7. During the event the company is expected to launch 4 iPhone 14 models alongside other Apple products including Apple Watch, and iPad.

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First Published Date: 02 Sep, 13:36 IST
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