Satellite link? Not for the iPhone 13

Rumours of Apple’s newest iPhone having a satellite connectivity got the Internet all abuzz. After the smartphone maker unveiled its latest line-up, it remains just a rumour.

If it does come true some day, it could be a game-changer. Imagine being able to stay connected even in the most remote parts of the world — deep in a jungle or out at sea. No more worries of losing touch or being unable to call for help in case of emergency.

The thought is worth entertaining as it enters the realm of satellite phones. Finally, there would be a feature that is really connectivity related rather than the focus on screen size and resolution, and the seemingly main factor how people decide on smartphones — camera capabilities.

And that’s what the new iPhone 13 (6.1-inch) and iPhone 13 mini (5.4-inch) are touting — dual-camera system with lenses turned 45 degrees and faster wide camera sensor. This translates to more details for dark areas and more light for better photos and videos.

The new smartphones also sport a super retina XR display and bigger battery.

Priced from S$1,149, they are ready for re-order from September 17 and will be available from September 24.