Apple has Qualcomm to thank for the iPhone 14’s satellite features

It looks like Apple has Qualcomm to thank for its new Emergency SOS by Satellite feature in the iPhone 14 lineup. Well, at least partially.

As reported by Reuters, Apple’s new satellite features are powered by a Qualcomm processor built to communicate with satellites. iFixit uncovered a Qualcomm X65 modem in its teardown of the new iPhone 14. The chip, according to the report, is capable of communicating with satellites in addition to the usual cellular networks.

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