iPhone 12 to support BeiDou navigation
The upcoming iPhone 12 from Apple is reported to support the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System.
According to a report by IThome, Apple has already debugged the performance of the iPhone 12 series including a compatibility test for Beidou navigation. Apple will also announce on its official website the support for the Beidou satellite navigation system after the iPhone 12 series’ launch.
Beidou satellite navigation system spokesperson and director of the China Satellite Navigation Office Ran Chengqi said that Apple will use the Beidou navigation system sooner or later “because if the Beidou system is easy to use, they will, of course, use better navigation system.”
Currently, the iPhone 11 series support the following GPS receivers: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS.
The BeiDou satellite navigation system covers more than 200 countries and regions, with more than 100 million users and more than 200 million daily services. Most devices offered across the Asia-Pacific region support are BeiDou-capable. It is also being exported and used in over 120 countries and regions globally.