Apple’s new iPhone uses the Qualcomm modem for its new Emergency SOS feature.
Reuters recently reported how Apple has tried to stay away from Qualcomm chips and produce its own chips, but the iPhone 14 is believed to use the Qualcomm X65 for its Emergency SOS, among other things. In an initial video from iFixit, it was revealed that the Cupertino-based company has the X65 modem in tow along with internal components.
Reuters describes how the iPhone 14 has other key technology, such as new software and modified radio frequency components that communicate with the satellite, an Apple spokesperson said. Qualcomm’s X65 is mostly used to provide 5G access to mainstream mobile networks. Furthermore, the chip supports the n53 band for Globalstar satellites.
Apple’s relationship with Qualcomm is shaky and their disputes were recently settled in 2019. However, Apple has spoken out about relocating the company and replacing modem components internally.