Reports indicate that Apple will soon announce a new iPhone product that supports BeiDou navigation, after the iPhone was almost the only smartphone in the Chinese market that does not support the Chinese navigation system via satellite.
Although previous generations of iPhones do not support the Chinese navigation system (BeiDou), that may change soon with the introduction of the iPhone 12 series.
AndMale Ran Chengqi, a BeiDou spokesperson and director of the China Satellite Navigation Bureau, in an interview: Sooner or later, Apple will use the BeiDou navigation system.
More importantly, this ambiguous hint was later supported by familiar sources, claiming that Apple is currently working on correcting iPhone 12 series performance and compatibility with Beidou.
It seems that one of the tests that is being conducted is to verify the appropriate support for the Beidou system, and in addition, Apple may clearly announce after the launch of the product that the new generation of iPhones supports the Beidou satellite navigation system.
It is clear that the announcement may come in order to reduce users’ complaints about the product, as the lack of this support was one of the major complaints among iPhone users in China.
IPhone 11 Pro Max currently supports GPS reception, in addition to (A-GPS), with support for (GLONASS), (GALILEO) and (QZSS).
The Beidou Navigation Satellite System is a large-scale space system in China, and it is one of the four major global navigation networks.
The other four global navigation networks include the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the United States, GLONASS in Russia, and (Galileo) in the European Union.
The BeiDou system covers more than 200 countries, with more than 100 million users and 200 million daily sessions, and has a global positioning accuracy of more than 10 meters and a timing accuracy of over 20 nanoseconds.
BeiDou-enabled devices – especially smartphones – have long been the norm in the domestic market and across much of the Asia-Pacific region, where the system has the best performance compared to other navigation systems.
Products supporting navigation system (BeiDou) are also exported and used in more than 120 countries and territories around the world. Lack of support has been a major constraint for Apple, and its presence will provide major benefits to a large portion of its user base.