Like the Apple Watch Ultra,iPhoneThe 14 Pro model can receive signals from GPS satellites operating on the traditional L1 frequency and the modern L5 frequency. The L5 satellite broadcast signal is more advanced, higher power, and better able to traverse obstacles such as buildings and trees than the L1 signal. Through the combination of these two signals, the positioning accuracy of the iPhone 14 Pro model in applications such as maps will be improved.
As of June, 17 satellites were in orbit transmitting the L5 signal, according to the U.S. government. Combined with L1, L5 will “provide a state-of-the-art civil GPS signal to users around the world,” the government said. However, while L5 has been rolling out since 2010, the government said the signal was still “pre-operational”.
according toappleThe standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus don’t have dual-frequency GPS support. All four iPhone 14 models continue to support other navigation systems, including GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou.