In a move that could ultimately cut all ties with wireless carriers, Apple is reportedly working on satellite and related wireless technologies designed to beam data directly to Apple devices and, in theory, provide more exact location tracking that would allow enhanced device features. Bloomberg News cited sources familiar with the project saying that Apple CEO Tim Cook considers this a high priority and has already assembled a “top secret” team of network designers and engineers.
According to Bloomberg’s reporting, the team is led by former
aerospace engineers, Michael Trela and John Fenwick, who joined Apple in
2017 to spearhead the satellite initiative. The duo previously led
Google’s satellite and spacecraft operations prior to their departure in