Apple aims to provide some level of security for iPhone users even when they are in an area without cellular coverage.
Emergency SOS via satellite, which enables users to text emergency services when they’re off the grid, such as while camping in the mountains or traveling in a rural place at night, was launched by the firm on Tuesday. Customers of the iPhone 14 can access the service, which is free for the first two years.
When it introduced the iPhone 14 series in September, Apple also revealed the emergency feature. Apple announced last week that it would invest $450 million with American companies to make the service possible, with the majority of the funds going to Globalstar, a satellite operator with headquarters in Louisiana.