Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’s had some “promising conversations” with Apple Inc. over Starlink connectivity.
The billionaire entrepreneur said on Twitter Thursday that the iPhone team is obviously “super smart.”
“For sure, closing link from space to phone will work best if phone software & hardware adapt to space-based signals vs Starlink purely emulating cell tower,” said Musk.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 at a recent event. The new lineup features Emergency SOS via Satellite powered by Globalstar Inc.
Late last month, Musk’s SpaceX announced a collaboration with T-Mobile US Inc. on bringing satellite-based connectivity to T-Mobile’s users next year.
At the event, Musk said that SpaceX’s Starlink’s second-generation satellites would be able to “broadcast direct to cell phones.”