It is unknown whether Apple will build its satellites, or use existing satellites that are in orbit. Apple’s interest is in transporting data directly to its devices, eliminating dependence on mobile operators.
A secret team at Apple’s headquarters is working on a new wireless technology that can transmit data and internet connections, reports Bloomberg.
The iPhone maker has hired dozens of engineers from the aeronautics, satellites and antenna design industries to develop a technology that transmits satellite data to company equipment.
It is not known whether Apple will build its satellites or use existing satellites in orbit. Apple’s interest is in transporting data directly to its devices, eliminating dependence on mobile operators.
Technology would help companies bypass them and further improve tracking technology. Recall that companies like SpaceX tycoon Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos are investing heavily in this industry.
Amazon’s project will see the launch of 3,236 new satellites orbiting global internet access. Musk’s company, SpaceX, has launched the first two satellites into orbit of the Starlink network, which will consist of 800 satellites in total.
In 2015 Facebook’s attempt to build such a network failed and aimed to provide internet access in areas where it was lacking such as Africa and Asia.