Apple has included India’s Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) GPS system in its iPhone 15 fashions, Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar mentioned on Thursday. NavIC, which is powered by ISRO satellites, can be accessible together with different GPS programs of Galeilio and Glosnas in iPhone 15.
“There are two massive milestones that emerge from the Apple announcement of their latest Iphone 15. One is actually a really satisfying announcement which is that on the very day a buyer in New York, Tokyo or London will get of their hand on an iPhone 15, an Indian buyer will even get the iPhone on the identical day,” Chandrasekhar mentioned.
The Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Info Expertise additionally mentioned that for the primary time ever, iPhone 15 incorporates in its system design the supply of NavIC GPS system, together with different GPS of Galeilio and Glosnas.
“So for the primary time ever, a worldwide product like iPhone can have included expertise that’s designed, delivered and powered by the Indian constellation of NavIC which is one thing that ISRO has constructed, designed and launched.
“It… reveals the approaching of age of Indian expertise,” he mentioned.
When requested if the federal government plans to introduce NavIC in different areas as effectively like cars, he replied within the affirmative.
“Sure! It’s pure that NavIC tracker must be made necessary for all cars. The following step can be that each one cars will even use NavIC trackers. Like all iPhones have gotten NavIC, all cars can be powered by NavIC,” he mentioned.