Top Apple analyst says iPhone 13 will likely support calls and messages via satellites directly

CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, September 10, 2019.
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Apple is "optimistic about the trend of satellite communications" and "will likely" include the ability to connect to extraterrestrial networks in its coming iPhone 13, TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note to investors on Sunday.