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iPhone Emergency SOS via Satellite saves life of family caught in wildfires in Maui
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iPhone Emergency SOS via Satellite saves life of family caught in wildfires in Maui

2023-08-14

Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature, which connects device’s directly to a satellite to undeniability the emergency services if a user is in need of help where there’s no cellular connection, has been praised for saving the life of a family unprotected in the wildfires blazing through Maui, Hawaii.

As shared by Michael J. Miraflor on X, formerly known as Twitter, his brother’s girlfriend’s cousin and his family were unprotected in their vehicle in Maui while the wildfires suddenly erupted virtually them.

With no cellular connection, one of the people in the vehicle had an iPhone 14, and used the device to connect via satellite to the emergency services to undeniability for help.

Michael has shared a screenshot showing the rapid conversation with the emergency services through Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite, which front-loads vital questions to assess the user’s situation and shows them where to point their phone to connect to a satellite. The initial questionnaire and follow-up messages are then relayed to centers staffed by Apple‑trained specialists who can undeniability for help on the user’s behalf.

Every model in the iPhone 14 lineup — iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max — supports Emergency SOS via satellite in supported countries and regions.

Thanks for the tip, Shaun.

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