iPhone 14 and 15 have Emergency SOS via satellite

WIRED November 19, 2023, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: Apple's "Emergency SOS via satellite" on iPhone 14 and 15 automatically contacts emergency services over a satellite connection when Wi-Fi or mobile data are unavailable. Introduced in 2022, it's designed for exceptional circumstances and transmits key information about the situation. The feature is free for two years upon activation and requires a clear view of the sky. Obstructions may hinder the satellite connection.

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