Apple announces that emergency calls via satellite will be made available for all four iPhone 14 models later in November.
Emergency calls via satellite were showcased at Apple’s September event, but it should be noted that the feature will initially only be available in the US and Canada. In other words, it will take some time before it becomes relevant for our part of the world.
Apple has chosen to partner with Globalstar, a company that has ground stations in Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Under perfect conditions, it takes 15 seconds to send the emergency call, but if there are obstacles in the way, it may take longer than that.
Right now, IOS 16.2 is being fully beta tested, but it is not inconceivable that Apple chooses to launch the function via a minor update to IOS 16.1.2.