Elon Musk and T-Mobile try beating Apple with satellite vaporware

Just in case Apple unveils satellite communications for the iPhone 14, Elon Musk and T-Mobile have tried to beat it to the punch by investing in vaporware heralded by a press event.

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert (left) and SpaceX's Elon Musk (right)T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert (left) and SpaceX's Elon Musk (right)
We won't know until September 7 whether it's true that Apple's iPhone 14 will include satellite-based communications for users in areas without cell coverage. However, based on evidence of Apple's research and deals over the last two years, plus a studied reading of the "Far Out" press invitation, it does look likely.