iFixit continues its iPhone 14 disassembly work to understand in detail how it works. Today it’s the turn of the satellite call: the famous portal tried to understand how the iPhone makes the call via satellite. And discovered inside it the presence of a Qualcomm X65 modem.
However, this feature alone is not yet able to enable the new satellite emergency SOS service that was introduced on the new iPhone 14 models.
“iPhone 14 includes custom radio frequency components and new software entirely designed by Apple, which together enable emergency SOS via satellite on the new iPhone 14 models,” Apple told Reuters.
The iFixit teardown is still in progress, so we’ll have to wait a little longer before we can get to know the dedicated devices up close, even if we’ve already glimpsed some of them in the iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown video.
last year global star Announce that the X65 modem will support the n53 band: this band has been approved by 3GPP in 2020 for the use of satellite IT services.
To support the new feature, Apple has reserved 85 percent of the available bandwidth on the Globalstar satellite network. The emergency function will be enabled via a software update in November.
At first it will be a test available only in United State and in Canadabut if all goes well, the service could soon be extended to other geographies as well.