When the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro were announced, Apple also announced a new emergency SOS feature via satellite.
This feature will allow you to make an SOS call via satellite from your iPhone when you don’t have a signal. Apple has confirmed that this feature will be released this month.
Apple has invested $450 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, which provides critical infrastructure for the feature.
“Satellite SOS is a great example of how American ingenuity and technology can save lives,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We are proud that this service is provided by leading US companies and that our users can explore autonomous regions knowing they are still within reach of emergency services if they need it.”
“Launching Emergency SOS via satellite directly to iPhone is an advancement in satellite communications and we are proud that Globalstar’s satellites and spectrum assets will play a central role in saving lives,” said Jay Monroe, Executive Chairman of Globalstar. “Thanks to Apple’s infrastructure investment, we have expanded our teams in California and elsewhere to build, expand and upgrade our ground stations, and we look forward to the next chapter in Globalstar’s lifesaving technology.”
The new feature will be available for iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models in the US starting this month, you can find out more details from Apple at the link below.
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