Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has commented in his online newsletter that Apple is likely thinking of including satellite coverage in the next Apple Watch. It is a function that has already been rumored that the current iPhone would have and yet it has not been so. But Gurman is sure that this function will be possessed by the following terminals and with it will transfer to the new Apple Watch that go on the market. This is excellent news since in case of running out of telephone coverage, satellite coverage would come into play, being able to contact in an emergency.
Last year we saw several rumors in which there was talk of the possibility of the existence that the iPhone 13 could have satellite coverage. However, that functionality did not materialize but it is expected that the next models will have them. In that case, the functionality will be extended to Apple Watch models. In this way, in the event of an emergency, we can have two devices that can connect us with the emergency teams and be able to give our position. Even if we don’t have phone coverage.
Gurman thinks Apple’s deadline could be this year or next year, 2023. Whether in the iPhone or Apple Watch, the technology would provide an alternative to Garmin inReach Explorer and SPOT, handheld satellite communicators with similar features. . The source of these rumors come from globalstar that as early as February he said he had struck a deal to buy 17 new satellites to help power “continuous satellite services” for a “potential” and unidentified customer who had paid him hundreds of millions of dollars. He has already been linked to Apple with this company. so it is a matter of connecting the dots and it seems that Gurman has done so.