Sep 9, 2022

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX and Apple discussed Starlink support for iPhone 14

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Apple could become the first commercially available smartphone with a satellite in the U.S.

Just a day after Apple announced the iPhone 14’s emergency SOS via satellite feature, SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX had talked with Apple Inc about using Starlink connectivity.

We’ve had some promising conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity.

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He tweeted on Thursday that the companies have had “promising conversations”, adding that Apple’s iPhone team is “super smart”. “For sure, closing link from space to phone will work best if phone software & hardware adapt to space-based signals vs Starlink purely emulating cell tower,” Musk said on Twitter.

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