Apple launched Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc for all iPhone 14 customers in November 2022. When there aren’t any different choices to contact emergency companies, the Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc characteristic will help customers get in contact with them. Suitable iPhone fashions make an effort to hyperlink clients to crucial help through satellite-based communications within the occasion they’re unable to succeed in emergency companies as a result of they’re out of mobile and Wi-Fi community protection. The characteristic has been reported to be a life saver in a number of conditions to date. Initially supplied free for 2 years, the SOS emergency characteristic will now be out there for longer to iPhone 14 customers at no extra price.
The iPhone maker confirmed in a press launch that it’s extending the two-year free trial of the Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc characteristic for iPhone 14 customers by one other yr. “We’re so excited that iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 customers can benefit from this groundbreaking service for 2 extra years at no cost,” Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice chairman of Worldwide iPhone Product Advertising and marketing, stated within the launch.
In line with Apple, the free trial interval will likely be prolonged for iPhone 14 customers who’ve activated their machine in a rustic that helps Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc earlier than is out there in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Eire, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. There is no such thing as a phrase on when the characteristic would make its technique to India.
Apple launched the iPhone 14 sequence with 4 fashions – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max, in September 2022. It was adopted by the discharge of the Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc characteristic in November of the identical yr, in initially solely within the USA and Canada, and later expanded to a number of international locations.
Primarily based on satellite tv for pc connectivity choices, eligible iPhone 14 customers touring off-grid, i.e. someplace with out mobile or wi-fi connectivity, can even use the Discover My app and talk their location with family and friends through satellite tv for pc.
Apple additionally launched the Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc characteristic within the US, which connects automobile homeowners to AAA roadside help in case of automobile issues in a area with out mobile and Wi-Fi protection. In line with Apple, the characteristic is included at no cost for 2 years, beginning on the time of activation of a brand new iPhone 15 or 14 sequence mannequin, and would require iOS 17 on the machine to work.
The Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc service has additionally been prolonged to iPhone 15 customers in 16 international locations and areas, in response to Apple. The corporate just lately expanded the characteristic to Spain and Switzerland. Apple launched its newest iPhones at its ‘Wonderlust’ occasion in September.