iPhone 14 Satellite Connectivity Feature Can Be Introduce Outside The US, And Canada This Year
As per a report, iPhone 14 series’ satellite connectivity feature that allows you to send an SOS message when you do not have a mobile network may be coming to countries other than Canada and the US. The latest feature comes to these countries in November; Apple confirmed it at the ‘Far Out’ event, which saw the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max debut. Customers who use this feature are free for the first two years.
As per the macprime report, the iPhone 14 series’s limited satellite connectivity was rolled out in November and will allow users to send an SOS message when they do not have cellular connectivity. However, there are no other details on which countries will use the feature.
iPhone 14 Satellite Connectivity
If you are lost in the woods or suffer an injury that you cannot move, you can use your iPhone 14 to send an SOS message via a satellite, which might help rescue you. It may take a few minutes for messages to get through. iPhone front-loads a few questions to know your situation. Just tap to respond. Then it tells you where to point to connect to a satellite.
The user must be outdoors with a clear sky view to send an SOS message. Satellites are racing via space, iPhone 14 will assist the sender in pointing to maintain your connection, but you must avoid obstructions such as mountains and heavy foliage. Apple confirmed that the message gets sent in less than 15 seconds in ideal conditions. But if you are in light foliage, it can take more than a minute. Once connected, the iPhone 14 will automatically send your answers, location, Medical ID, and battery level to a dispatcher.
Apple ties up with Globalstar to support this emergency feature in the latest iPhone 14 models. The Cupertino company disclosed that it would be allocating $450 million (about Rs. 4,000 crores) from its advanced manufacturing amount to support this new feature.