SAN FRANCISCO: The next-generation iPhone 14 from tech giant Apple may come with a long-rumored satellite calling feature that could potentially be used in emergency situations for text messaging or voice services.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, satellite connectivity is one of the elements of testing the iPhone 14 before mass production, and Apple has completed hardware tests for this feature.
The analyst wrote on medium.com that the iPhone 14’s satellite communications primarily provide emergency texting and voice services.
The tech giant had already completed the development of the satellite communication hardware in the iPhone 13. However, the report stated that the lack of support is due to the lack of negotiation of the business model.
He also noted that the operator most likely to partner with Apple for satellite communications is Globalstar.
The company’s flagship product launch event for this year will be held on September 7.
The next generation iPhone 14, which will be produced in India about two months after its production in China, will see four models – the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the new 6.7-inch iPhone 14, the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, According to reports.