apple inc‘s AAPL New iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite rescued a man stranded in a remote area of Alaska.
What happened: On Thursday, Alaska State Troopers were notified that a man activated emergency SOS via satellite on his iPhone. The man traveled from Noorvik to Kotzebue on a snowmobile and used the feature after being stranded.
Immediately after working with local search and rescue teams, the Northwest Arctic Borough’s search and rescue coordinator dispatched four search volunteers to the GPS coordinates provided by the Apple Emergency Response Center.
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According to the Alaska Department of Public Safety, state troopers, the man was located and transported to Kotzebue. No injuries were reported.
Why it matters: The emergency SOS function via satellite is available on iPhone 14, iPhone 14 plus, iPhone 14 pro and iPhone 14 pro max. It allows users to send SOS to emergency services when there is no cellular and WiFi coverage.
The feature is already available in the US and Canada and will be expanded to other countries such as France, Germany, Ireland and the UK in December.
This isn’t the first time Apple products have helped save someone’s life. earlier this month, The Apple Watch Series 7 saved lives of a 17-year-old teenager from India who fell into a 150-foot valley.
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