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iPhone 14’s satellite-based SOS and collision detection features are said to save two lives.

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The iPhone 14’s satellite-equipped SOS system has proven useful again, recently rescuing two passengers who accidentally drove off the Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest and fell into a 300-foot canyon. did. Credit for Apple’s satellite-based SOS and incident detection capabilities was given to first responders in helicopter rescues. Apple added an emergency SOS feature backed by a satellite network to its iPhone device launched in September. Functionality does not require a cellular or Wi-Fi network. Satellite networks also allow users to share their location.

If a user cannot reach emergency services, the iPhone displays an interface to get help to the user via a satellite connection. It asks a bunch of questions to the users to transmit accurate details to potential responders. Earlier this month, the iPhone maker announced the expansion of this satellite SOS feature to iPhone 14 users in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. The Cupertino-based tech giant partnered with Global Star to wire satellite connectivity to its iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.

The service will be available free of cost for two years to iPhone users. During the first week of December, Alaska State Police were alerted to an adult man stranded in a remote location via Apple’s satellite emergency call feature. By then, the man’s Apple Emergency Response Center, which had received his GPS coordinates, worked with the local emergency response team to deliver the man safely and on time.

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