Bloomberg: Apple has a secret team that tackled satellite technology

Bloomberg, citing its own sources, writes that Apple is interested in satellite

technology.

What is it and why

It seems that with the help of its development, the companywill be able to transfer data to their devices, while reducing dependence on wireless operators, or to bind devices together without a traditional network.

A clear direction has not yet been determined, but, intheory, this will help to not depend on operators and providers, provide the gadget with communication even in areas without coverage, more accurately determine the location of the device and improve map services.

It is unclear whether Apple will launch its own satellites for this or will use the ground equipment of existing satellite providers.

According to sources, the team included about 10experts, led by Michael Trela ​​and John Fenwick, former Google engineers who joined Apple a few years ago. The project is still at the initial stage and may be closed at any time, but the head of the company, Tim Cook, has already become interested in him.

It is planned that the technology will be ready in 5 years.

By the way, SpaceX, Amazon, Facebook, etc. are also interested in this topic.

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