Analysts

iPhone 13 may support satellite calls (provided Apple doesn’t disable this in software)

According to a revered Apple analyst, the next iPhone tentatively named “iPhone 13” will include a new chip allowing it to support satellite communications. It's unclear, however, if the next iPhone will let you make satellite calls via services like StarLink. For all it's worth, Apple could be simply future-proofing iPhone 13 until software support for satellite calling is in place.