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Apple Plans to Add Satellite Features to iPhones for Emergencies

  • Device will be able to deliver messages without cell service
  • Apple plans an emergency-reporting tool for future iPhones
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Apple to Include Emergency Satellite Capabilities on IPhones
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Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. 

The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.