The new Emergency SOS via Satellite capability is available on all four variants of the iPhone 14, and it will be released to the public in November in both the United States of America and Canada.
A brand new rumor suggests that Apple has plans to eventually extend the functionality to other countries at some point in the future.
MacPrime, a website based in Switzerland, reports that Apple has plans to disclose other nations later this year that will acquire support for Emergency SOS via Satellite, followed by even more countries the following year. However, it is unknown exactly when the function will become available in those nations at this time.
Users of iPhone 14 models will have the ability to connect directly to a satellite and text emergency services through the use of a new feature called Emergency SOS via Satellite. This feature will be available to users even when they are outside of the range of cellular or Wi-Fi networks.
Apple has stated that the service will be free for the first two years after it launches in the United States and Canada. This raises the prospect that the business may at some point in the future opt to charge a fee for the service.
Users of iPhones are given assistance in placing their smartphones using the SOS function, which allows them to connect to a satellite. According to Apple, a message can be transmitted in approximately 15 seconds in “ideal conditions with a direct view of the sky and the horizon.”
The manufacturer of the iPhone warns that the process could take significantly longer “behind trees with light or medium foliage.” There has been no indication regarding when or whether this feature would be available in India as of now.