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iOS 18 introduces satellite capabilities to its iMessage app

Screenshot of a text message sent via satellite.
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Apple’s iOS 18 introduced satellite capabilities to the iMessage app during WWDC.

With the new capability, those off-grid should be able to connect with loved ones even when they lack a traditional internet connection. The feature will be available on the iPhone 14 and newer phones updated to iOS 18.

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You can soon schedule messages.

It’s one of many new iMessage features Apple introduced during its annual developer event. Soon, users will also be able to schedule messages and tapback with any emoji. You can also create new message effects, and Apple now offers new formatting for bolding, underlining, strikethrough, and italicizing.

Messages is even finally getting RCS support, too.

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