Teardown: iPhone 14 uses Qualcomm satellite chip, contains Apple custom components


Sina Technology News Beijing time on the morning of September 19th, according to reports, teardown analysis shows that Apple's iPhone 14 uses Qualcomm satellite chips, but additional Apple-customized components are added to implement the phone's most important new features.


  Satellite communication is an important new feature of the iPhone 14 that can send emergency messages when WiFi and cellular data networks are unavailable.


  Apple said earlier this month that the iPhone 14 includes new hardware to enable the emergency messaging service. Apple plans to enable the service in a November software update. But the company did not disclose the hardware details related to it.


  An iFixit teardown analysis of the iPhone 14 Pro Max on Friday revealed that the phone uses a Qualcomm X65 modem chip.


  The Qualcomm chip powers the phone's 5G cellular connectivity, but can also call on the Band n53 frequency used by Globalstar's satellites.


  Globalstar struck a deal with Apple earlier this month, which will use 85 percent of its satellite network's communications capabilities to enable the iPhone's latest emergency communications capabilities.


  Apple said in its statement that the company did use additional proprietary hardware and software in the iPhone 14 to implement the new messaging features.


  Apple said: "iPhone 14 includes custom frequency band components, and the new software is completely designed by Apple, and the combination of the two will enable emergency SOS communication through the new iPhone 14 models."


  Qualcomm has yet to comment.

source: https://www.sina.com.cn/

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