IT House on December 20 According to Bloomberg, Apple Corps has specially formed a communications research team that will work on a new method of transmitting data directly from satellites to user equipment.
According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, the dedicated communications research team at Apple headquarters has about 12 engineers from the aerospace, satellite, and antenna design industries, with the goal of developing the technology to a usable level within five years. At present, the project is still in the initial stage. If the project does not progress smoothly or there are other changes in the later stage, it may not be ruled out.
According to reports, Apple mainly intends to use this project to directly transmit data from satellites to user equipment and thereby reduce dependence on operators, and even directly connect satellites to users through data connections. At the same time, if the project is successful, it will be able to Improve the positioning accuracy of future Apple devices.
At present, Apple is still expanding the size of the team. It is unclear whether Apple invested heavily in deploying these satellite groups or simply used ground equipment to obtain data from existing satellites and send it to its mobile devices.