Starlink had promising talks with Apple over emergency messaging function: Musk

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Elon Musk stated on Thursday that his firm SpaceX had promising talks with Apple Inc over utilizing Starlink’s satellite tv for pc providers to underpin the iPhone 14’s new emergency SOS function.

“We’ve had some promising conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity,” Musk stated in a tweet.
“For positive, closing link from house to cellphone will work finest if cellphone software program and {hardware} adapt to space-based indicators vs Starlink purely emulating cell tower,” he stated.

At the launch of iPhone 14 on Wednesday, Apple stated it had chosen satellite tv for pc providers agency Globalstar Inc as its accomplice to energy the function that helps customers sends emergency messages from distant places.

Apple stated it had additionally devoted $450 million from its superior manufacturing fund towards satellite tv for pc infrastructure to assist the service, which is presently accessible within the United States and Canada.

US wi-fi provider T-Mobile US Inc has stated it is going to use Starlink satellites to offer cell customers with community entry in elements of the United States, permitting customers to attach cellphones on to satellites in orbit.

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