Apple Showcases Satellite SOS Emergency Call in Feature Launch AdTuesday, November 15, 2022 8:48 AM PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today shared an ad titled “Rescue” that showcases the new emergency call feature SOS via satellite on iPhone 14 in action. . First posted during Apple's September iPhone 14 event, the video has now been posted separately and will likely air as a TV ad in the coming months.
Dramatic video shows emergency personnel boarding a helicopter and flying towards a couple on a mountaintop after contacting emergency services using the Emergency SOS via satellite”, launching today in the US and Canada. This feature is available on all four iPhone 14 models running iOS 16.1 or later.
Satellite SOS allows iPhone 14 models to connect directly to the satellite , what allows users to send text messages to emergency services when they are away from home. cellular coverage and Wi-Fi. Apple says that sending a text message via satellite can take 15 seconds under “ideal conditions with direct views of the sky and horizon,” but foliage or other obstructions can cause delays or no connection at all.
Apple says that this feature will be expanded to France, Germany, Ireland and the UK in December, but did not give a specific release date.
If available, send a text message via Emergency SOS via satellite will appear after dialing 911 outside the coverage area cellular and Wi-Fi. In the Settings app, under Emergency SOS, there is also a demo mode that allows users to test satellite connectivity without contacting emergency services.
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