By Tim Hardwick
During the Wonderlust event, Apple announced that Emergency SOS via satellite and Find My via satellite will be available in Spain and Switzerland later in September.
Both features are currently available in 14 countries and regions, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands. , New Zealand, Portugal, UK and US.
Emergency SOS via satellite was introduced in iPhone 14 models and can be activated in case of an emergency when there is no access to Wi-Fi or cellular service. While this feature is intended to help users in a real emergency, Apple satellites also allow anyone to share their location when they are offline through Find My.
- How to share your location via satellite with Find My feature.
The upcoming availability of this feature in Spain and Switzerland will most likely be associated with either the launch of the iPhone 15 series in these countries or the availability of iOS 17, which is released on worldwide to the general public on September 18.
Apple during its event also announced a new satellite roadside assistance system that is similar to Emergency SOS but allows iPhone users to contact roadside assistance if they have There was a problem with a car in some area. no cell service or Wi-Fi. Roadside Assistance, currently only available in the US, is offered through a partnership with AAA.
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