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Apple Apple Developing Satellites

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by palandri, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I suppose most avid Apple iPhone users have seen the rumors of Apple developing satellites so they can become a wireless carrier.

    I hope the rumor isn't true, because it seems like the dumbest idea I have heard of in the wireless world.

    I have Dish TV and if there is heavy cloud coverage or a storm, you lose your connection.

    I have gamed online with people who have satellite internet and they have terrible lag. During a 10 minute match, their player will just float up into the air several time.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    Honestly, I doubt Apple would try to deploy a satellite-based wireless service to compete with the cellular one. One look at https://www.bluecosmo.com/satellite-phones should make it clear why satellite phones are so not Apple :)

    So either the rumor is not true at all or at least incorrect with regards to what Apple has in mind. I wouldn't put it past them to enter the wireless market, just not via the satelliteā€¦
     
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  3. mrgrtt123

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    I am not aware of this news, I don't think it will be a good idea to work on a satellite instead of working on having a 5G connection as Huawei has on their new smartphone.
     
  4. Scrumhalf

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    Does Tim Cook have Elon Musk envy? First I hear Apple is looking into an electric car, and now they are thinking about space?
     
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  5. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I guess Apple has a lot of money to blow. :)
     
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