Despite all the problems that are emerging between the US and China, the companies try to maintain stability and their business. Of strategic importance to Apple, the sale of the iPhone in the West will tend to be maintained.
To help local users and increase sales, Apple will change an important component in the new iPhone. With the next model, Apple will support BeiDou on your smartphone.
The iPhone will support BeiDou
Until now, iPhone users have been limited in some areas in China. The existing support for the GPS systems on this smartphone are limited in this territory. Therefore, in many cases, there is a coverage problem, especially in cities.
Apple is one of the few manufacturers that is present in China and does not have support for this navigation system created by the country. The vast majority of Chinese manufacturers have already adapted this system and make use of it and its details.
A novelty that Apple will bring to your smartphone
This scenario may change soon, with support for BeiDou being prepared by Apple. This should arrive with the iPhone 12, but should not be officially presented by the company in its keynote. Confirmation should appear later.
Still, and according to Ran Chengqi, director and spokesman for the China Satellite Navigation Office, this is expected to change. In his words, Apple should embrace the use of BeiDou sooner or later.
China's navigation system
Interestingly, Apple claims that it is already linked to BeiDou on the current iPhone model. However, and unlike other navigation systems, this one does not appear clearly, which has led to several complaints from users in China.
This is another important addition, as this system is designed to work more precisely in Asia. Thus, the offer that Apple has in this area is complemented.