Apple picks Globalstar for iPhone 14 satellite service


Satellite services firm Globalstar will partner with Apple for a feature on the company’s flagship iPhone 14 series that will allow users to call for help during an emergency.

Apple will pay for 95% of the approved capital expenditure for the new satellites that will be needed to support the service, but Globalstar will still need to raise additional debt to construct and deploy the satellites, Globalstar said.

Globalstar’s stock fell about 16% on Wednesday before being halted ahead of the announcement. The stock has gained about 50% year to date.

Apple introduced a range of new iPhone 14 models, as well as crash detection ability and an adventure-focused Ultra Watch on Wednesday.

The latest iPhones starting at US$799, will be available later this month, Apple said at its fall event, titled “Far Out”. The emergency satellite service is only available in the US and Canada at launch.


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