The iPhone 13's Satellite Text Messages Could Be a Lifesaver–Literally

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The iPhone 13's Satellite Text Messages Could Be a Lifesaver–Literally

The next iPhone may keep you safe in the wilderness and ruin horror-movie plots.

Apple is adding two satellite-based safety features to future iPhones, according to inside info published by Bloomberg. One is for reporting emergencies, kind of like a more-focused 911 call, only without the voice part. The other will let iPhone users send an emergency SMS to a pre-selected contact. Because this is via satellite, it can work anywhere on the planet, not just in populated areas with cell coverage. 

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“This will be ideal for regions where there is no signal, such as the wilderness and other remote, isolated locales. Knowing that help is only a phone call away can make you feel a lot safer,” James Leversha, the director of IT supports and website development company Top Notch I.T, told Lifewire via email.

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