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Apple has shown how satellite communication works on the iPhone

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

Company Apple showed how satellite communication works on the iPhone

In an interview with CNET, Apple's senior director of marketing, Kurt Knight, shared the details of the new feature called Messages via Satellite. With its help, the user will be able to exchange messages in the absence of communication with emergency services and other contacts.

When in a zone where there is no network, the iPhone will issue a message, clicking on which will open a window with all available satellite services: Emergency SOS, Roadside Assistance, Find My and Messages. In the latter case, you need to press the button “Connect to the satellite”; and the exchange of messages will be restored.

An Apple representative noted that all correspondence will still be protected by end-to-end encryption, which excludes the leakage of personal information. Also, Messages via Satellite only supports SMS, not RCS. At the same time, the ability to send emojis and reactions to the interlocutor's messages remains.

Messages via Satellite will be part of iOS 18 and will debut in the US on iPhone 14 and later versions. Initially, the function will be free, but in the future the company may introduce tariffs for its use.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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