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iPhone deliberately do not support China Beidou navigation? Apple's support for Beidou should be a matter of time

via:博客园     time:2020/7/3 22:54:53     readed:104

In mid June, with the successful launch and positioning of Beidou navigation satellite at the last moment, China's global satellite navigation and positioning system, which has been planned for more than 20 years, has finally completed its layout. In the second half of June, it will provide global positioning and navigation services, which can be compared with the GPS system of the United States.

Navigation and positioning is one of the common functions of mobile phones, and the terminals supporting Beidou mainly rely on smart phones. According to ran Chengqi, director of China's satellite navigation system management office and spokesperson for Beidou satellite navigation system, the company's mobile phone is the most popular one,At present, 70% of mobile phones have supported Beidou navigation and positioning system.

What are the main mobile phones that don't support Beidou? On this issue, Apple's iPhone is often taken out to talk about things,According to the introduction on the official website, even the latest iPhone 11 series does not explicitly support Beidou navigation and positioning system.


From Apple's official website, the positioning function of iPhone 11 supports GPS, GNSS, digital compass, WLAN, cellular network and ibeacon micro positioning. All kinds of technologies are almost complete, but the support of Beidou system is not listed. This is also the reason why Apple is attacked by many netizens.

Of course, the statement of GNSS navigation and positioning system also leaves a bit of suspense, because Beidou and GPS are GNSS. There are a lot of details to consider. After all, Apple has not completely ruled out Beidou Positioning System.


How about the actual situation? Some netizens confirmed the official apple, but the customer service statement is consistent with the official website introduction, there is no clear statement. Later, an apple employee disclosed that the official documents mentioned that there was a performance problem with the use of Beidou signal on the iPhone, so Apple blocked the Beidou signal.

In short, Apple's iPhone can receive the Beidou signal, but Apple has blocked the Beidou signal in positioning to avoid some problems, but the iPhone 11 is OK.

In addition,Apple's latest four generations of mobile phones use Intel's baseband. The latest is xmm7660, which is confirmed to support Beidou navigation and positioning in official documents.

In short, on this issue, apple did not explicitly support the Beidou navigation system, but technically it did not support the Beidou navigation system. However, apple did not do a good job for various reasons, which is a pity.

Considering Apple's attention to the domestic market, it is untenable that Apple deliberately does not support Beidou.With the completion of the domestic Beidou system, it is only a matter of time before Apple supports Beidou.

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