Against the background of yesterday's iPhone 14 smartphone release, the founder of SpaceX, Ilon Musk, stated that his company had been engaged in "promising" negotiations on the possible use of Starlink satellite services to provide Apple's emergency satellite communications models.
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Apple itself has not yet announced possible collaboration, and since the iPhone 14 premiere, companies have announced that they have selected Globalstar satellite services to provide emergency satellite communications from unaffordable classical mobile networks.
Apple is known to contribute $450 million from its special Globalstar satellite infrastructure fund to support a service that is currently available only in the United States and Canada.
Meanwhile, at the end of August, it was reported that the United States mobile operator T-Mobile had reached an agreement with Starlink to provide users of smartphones with access to the network with a direct connection between their normal gadgets and satellites in orbit, using second-generation Starlink satellites with cellular communications.