Satellite Feature to Be Added to iPhone 13 in Select Regions, Larger Displays Anticipated on Apple Watch Series 7
September will see the unveiling of the iPhone 13 series, and the latest data offers a glimpse of the features to be announced at the annual Apple launch event. We are expecting to get acquainted with the iPhone 13 line and the Apple Watch Series 7. Smartwatch production delays were expected, yet experts say that the next Apple Watch will in fact be announced at the event. Availability is likely to be limited or may be delayed in case of specific models. In addition, the highly anticipated satellite feature will only be available in iPhones in certain reigons.
Another rumor has it that the new iPhones will actually get the anticipated satellite feature. The report also suggests that the iPhone 13 may not get the feature from the outset, and the functions will start working in 2022. The required hardware support will be incorporated in the iPhone 13 line, yet it may take up to several months to actually unroll this feature. However, even once active, it won’t allow to use the iPhone 13 as a satellite phone and to make calls anywhere on the planet with no cellular coverage.
That's won’t be the case now or anytime in the near future. Launching such a feature would require hardware that’s still in the works, would be very costly and could lead to a revolt on the side of the phone carriers that Apple cooperates with. This new satellite feature is supposed to allow users to transmit short emergency texts and send SOS distress signals for crises, like plane crashes or sinking ships, in remote areas. The newsletter says that the emergency feature will only work in areas without any cellular coverage and only in select areas.
A video was also leaked showing silicone MagSafe cases for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It was initially posted on Twitter, but was deleted later on. It has shown up in several different accounts and was brought up by MacRumors. MagSafe support first came up in the iPhone 12 line-up, and presumably will be included in the iPhone 13 range, too. Moreover, new cases are anticipated to be compatible with the technology.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is said to not be about health upgrades, instead, the new design with flatter edges, the new display and a new chip are in the focus. The range of wearables will probably include 41mm and 45mm models, with an approximately 1.9-inch display – a 20 to 30% bigger screen than its predecessor. The resolution is also going to increase to 396x484 pixels i.e., growing by 16%. The smaller model will also feature a similar increase, and both will have thinner borders around the screens.
Apple is also working on new Apple Watch faces for its Series 7. New ones include Modular Max, Continuum, Atlas and World Timer (world time models), as well as original faces for its Hermes and Nike-branded Apple Watches. We are expecting the Apple Watch Series 7 to be unveiled during the September event, but production delays may lead to late shipment or scarcity of specific models.Source