This year’s unique new and exclusive groundbreaking safety feature “Emergency SOS via Satellite” is now available on the iPhone 14 lineup in the US and Canada.
Apple introduced the brand new functionality at the special “Far out” Apple Event in September with an aim to provide messaging and contact service with reaching Wi-Fi or cellular connection in some critical conditions.
US and Canadian consumers of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and/or iPhone 14 Pro can now utilize “Emergency SOS via Satellite” by connecting their devices directly to satellite using incredibly strong custom-designed integration of the most advanced hardware and software technologies.
The connectivity in crucial areas like winding back roads and mountain ridges can now be provided by communication satellites. As these satellites are far above the earth and fly at a speed of 15,000 miles per hour, Apple designed and built components and specific software so that the iPhone’s antennas can connect to the satellites’ unique features.
Apple also created a new unique user experience that shows you where to point your phone in order to establish a connection and stays connected even when the satellite moves. Then, you will be available to send receive enough information to get emergency help.
Emergency SOS via Satellite will be available for free for two years, then how much it will cost is currently unclear. The service is set to be available in France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom next month.
You can know more about the new iPhone service in the official press release.