Within five years, Apple might have satellites in the sky, beaming data down to users’ iPhones.
This is according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with Apple’s plans.
About a dozen engineers are working on the project, which might include communications satellites as well as next-generation wireless tech. These engineers include Michael Trela and John Fenwick, who worked on Google’s satellite operations before coming to work at Apple in 2017.
The details are murky — Apple itself isn’t sure how it wants to use the satellites, and the project might be abandoned completely, Bloomberg says. But Tim Cook is reportedly interested, which makes it slightly more likely that it won’t be discontinued. Read more…