According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Apple Watch 8 smartwatch may also have this feature. Last year there were rumors that the iPhone 13 line of smartphones would receive satellite support. This has never happened, but the iPhone 14 may have such a feature.
What to Expect
Satellite communications will needed by gadget owners in an emergency. Or to send short text messages to emergency contacts when they are out of cellular coverage.
According to Gurman, the Apple Watch 8 could receive such a feature this or next year:
“Recently, there have been signs that Appleinc and its apparent satellite partner GlobalstarInc. May be getting closer to launching this feature. In February, Globalstar said it reached an agreement to purchase 17 new satellites to provide “continuous satellite service” to a “potential” – and unnamed – customer who paid hundreds of millions of dollars for it. As rumors indicate that Apple may be aiming for three new AppleWatches this year: a regular model, a new SE, and a brand new watch designed for extreme sports, it would make sense if at least the regular model and the rugged Watch 8 model received this. characteristic.”
Even if this feature launches this year, it will most likely be limited to key markets and for sure it will have a special band.
Apple expected to announce a new high-end Apple Watch “Pro” at its upcoming “Far Out” event on Wednesday, September 7. The new watch will feature a more robust design, a flat display and a redesigned design.
According to a Weibo post from the “UnclePan” account, which has shared accurate information in the past. The WatchPro, due to its squarer design, will not be compatible with older Watch bands.
This would be new for Apple watch, which has maintained compatibility with older Watch bands over the years.
For this very reason, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman tweeted. That he believes the Watch “Pro” will remain compatible with older Watch bands.