Apple iPhone 14 now gets Satellite Emergency SOS feature

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Apple iPhone 14 now gets Satellite Emergency SOS feature

Apple began releasing the Satellite Emergency SOS feature to iPhone 14 family models on Tuesday (15). The confirmation came via a press release issued by the Cupertino giant.

The tool was already expected to arrive on the brand’s latest cell phones this November. In principle, the functionality is only available to users in the United States and Canada. The forecast is that it will be extended to France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom from December.

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The novelty works by sending a message to emergency services through a satellite connection, to help customers who need assistance in remote areas or without cellular network coverage.

“Some of the most popular places to travel are off the beaten path and simply don’t have cellular coverage. With Satellite Emergency SOS, the iPhone 14 lineup provides an indispensable tool that can get users the help they need while they are off-grid. Our teams worked tirelessly to tackle a new set of technical challenges to bring this service to life, as well as build reliable infrastructure on the ground. Satellite Emergency SOS is an innovative service only available on the iPhone 14 range and a new innovation that we hope will provide our customers with some peace of mind.”

Greg Joswiak

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

According to “Apple”, messages can take up to 15 seconds to be sent, in good conditions, or a little longer, in case of weaker situations – without a direct view of the sky and horizon, for example.

During the first two years, Emergency SOS via satellite will be a free service to users. Apple intends to charge for the feature only in the future. All models of the iPhone 14 line with iOS 16.1 are compatible with the function.

What did you think of the new “Apple” to reinforce the protection of users in remote areas? Give us your opinion!

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(Updated November 15, 2022 at 11:06 am)
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