Apple’s satellite communication feature will be activated on iPhone 14 series phones from November. According to recent reports, the feature will initially only be available to users in the US and Canada.
to report WccfTechApparently, the ability to send emergency messages (SOS) via satellite will be available to users in other countries in the future. More details have not been provided yet, and for this reason, we do not know in which countries this feature will be offered after the United States and Canada.
Apple has partnered with Globalstar to provide satellite connectivity; The company has agreed to dedicate 85% of its current and future network capacity to support this feature in Apple’s iPhone 14 series and future iPhones. Considering that the cooperation between these two companies requires Globalstar’s resources, Apple will provide this feature for free only for two years, and users will have to pay a subscription fee to use it after this period.
In order to provide the ability to send emergency messages via satellite in other countries, Apple will probably have to cooperate with other companies active in the field of satellite communications. It looks like the Cupertino-based tech giant will be able to do just that. Perhaps when Apple launches its own satellites to provide this feature, we will see a set of new features on the company’s future products.
If you live outside the US or Canada, you’ll have to wait a little longer to use the Satellite SOS feature on the iPhone 14 series. Of course, Apple is willing to offer this feature in other countries of the world to encourage potential customers to buy the new generation of their iPhones. There is no doubt that the iPhone manufacturer will face various challenges to launch this feature in other countries of the world, and therefore, regardless of the current position of this company, there will still be limitations in this direction.