While iFixit made it a point of honor to disassemble the latest iPhone 14 Pro Max as soon as it went on sale, Reuters initially focused on the components that bring the device new capabilities in the form of satellite communications for emergency texting. Components from Qualcomm and Apple are responsible for this.
First as explained ReutersiFixit specialists found a Qualcomm X65 modem in the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Not only does it allow operation in fifth-generation terrestrial communication networks, but also access to the so-called n53 band, which is used by Globalstar satellites for emergency SMS. The satellite operator intends to use up to 85% of its network capacity for Apple.
On Saturday, officials from Apple Reuters employees explained that the company’s smartphones also use some proprietary RF components, as well as special software, to provide emergency text messaging via satellite. Qualcomm hasn’t had time to comment on the level of its involvement in implementing this feature. Apple itself intends to enable the ability to send messages via the Globalstar satellite network in November this year after the next iPhone 14 software update.