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Iphone: Apple iPhone 15 Pro models have a feature built by ISRO: All you need to know

The new iPhones are here, and they have an ‘ISRO connection’ you might not know about. Apple Has added support for India’s domestic development GPS Option, NAVICfor new iPhone 15 Pro Model.
Apple has included NavIC support for the first time in one of its iPhone Model. However, NavIC is not supported by the standard. iPhone 15 And iphone 15 plus Model.
What is NavIC?
NavIC, short for “Navigation with Indian Constellation”, is India’s response to GPS. Developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), NavIC works through a constellation of seven satellites that guarantee precise location tracking with an accuracy of better than 20 meters.
NavIC is seen as a more accurate alternative to foreign systems, including the widely used US Global Positioning System (GPS). NavIC is operational since 2018.
China, the European Union, Japan, and Russia have developed their own global or regional navigation systems to compete with GPS.
NavIC is a system that provides accurate position and time information throughout India and the surrounding area. NavIC uses more than half a dozen satellites to extend its coverage to the entire landmass of India.
Applications of the system are wide-ranging and include transportation (terrestrial, aerial and maritime), location-based services, personal mobility, resource monitoring, surveying and geodesy, scientific research, time dissemination and synchronization, as well as life safety alert dissemination. Are. According to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). However, it is unclear what features will be included in the deployment.
Previously, iPhones relied on global navigation systems like GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. The addition of NavIC should improve location-tracking capabilities in India.
Last year, Reuters reported that the Indian government has urged major smartphone makers like Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple to make their smartphones NavIC compatible within the next few months. Still, government and space officials are pushing for its wider use and have made it mandatory for new phones sold to be equipped with NavIC and GPS from January 2023.
Which other smartphones support NavIC
Official description pages confirm that NavIC is supported by global models of the iPhone 15 Pro iPhone 15 Pro Max, Other smartphones that support ISRO’s GPS option, NavIC, are Xiaomi’s Mi 11X and 11T Pro, OnePlus Nord 2T and Realme 9 Pro.

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