iPhone 14 may get THIS emergency feature that iPhone 13 missed out on

Will iPhone 14 bring the satellite connection feature that was supposed to come with last year’s iPhone 13? Know what the latest report says.

| Updated on: Apr 14 2022, 22:39 IST
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 14 may feature satellite connection for emergency purposes. (Representative Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Apple iPhone 14 may feature satellite connection for emergency purposes. (Representative Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Apple iPhone 14 launch still seems months from now, but already there is an information overload about what may, or may not, come with the phone. Rumours and leaks are outing all the secrets of Apple's next iPhone 14 and its variants. We know all about iPhone 14's design, camera, memory and even the expected price. And now the latest revelation by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hints about a new feature that was missed by last year's Apple iPhone 13 series. We are talking about the 'satellite connectivity feature'. Does it sound familiar? It's because the talk about satellite connectivity never faded even after it did not find any place on the iPhone 13!

Last year, before the launch of iPhone 13, several reports tipped the debut of satellite connectivity for iPhones. But of course that didn't make it to the phone. The iPhone 13 and its other models were launched last September sans satellite connectivity feature. And now, the talk around the satellite connectivity feature for iPhones has resumed. What will satellite connectivity do? It will allow iPhones to connect to satellite networks in an emergency.

Gurman, in his report, said, "The company is also working to eventually bring satellite connectivity to the Apple Watch, setting the stage for emergency texting and SOS response features. It's planning to release those capabilities on iPhone as early as this year".

With the iPhone SE 3 already being launched, the next iPhone expected this year is none other than iPhone 14. If Gurman's tip is correct, that means the iPhone 14 would introduce satellite connectivity, which will enable the iPhone to connect to satellite networks in the absence of cellular and Wi-Fi connections. Though, it's unclear if the feature will be rolled out on the whole iPhone 14 series or just the Pro models as most of the expected upgrades are tipped to be included in that.

If iPhone 14 will feature satellite connectivity, then it will prove to be of great help for those people who get stuck in remote or rural areas, or maybe a person who is in an emergency. However, after the miss by iPhone 13, whether satellite connectivity feature will find space on iPhone 14 will be confirmed only with the official arrival of iPhone 14.

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First Published Date: 14 Apr, 22:39 IST
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