Apple Watch Pro could feature satellite functionality

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Apple could introduce satellite functionality on an upcoming Apple Watch Pro.

For a couple of years now, it has been reported that Apple has been working on new technology that would bring satellite functionality to the iPhone and Apple Watch to be used in emergencies in locations without traditional cellular service.

Now, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has reported that the next iteration of the Apple Watch Pro could have satellite features. Apple is expected to announce the first version of the device in September, and the satellite functionality will come in 2023’s version of the device if rumors are to be believed.

“That’s a step up from the current iPhone and Apple Watch feature for quickly calling emergency services and providing them with your location,” Gurman said.

“The features also will give stand-alone satellite-based devices, such as the Garmin inReach, a run for their money. (…) The prospect of having an iPhone that can reach first responders without a cellular connection is only the beginning of what Apple is planning. Ultimately, users could have global internet access and be able to make regular phone calls over satellite links.

“The combination of speedy 5G networks and satellite service could one day turn the iPhone into the most powerful global communications device available.”

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