This has come up in a number of threads lately. I'm posting this in its own thread because there's clearly a lot of interest in the subject.
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2022/11/apple-iphone-satellite-sos-emergency-explainer.htmlStarting today, users in the US & Canada will be able to use their iPhone 14 units to trigger an emergency SOS, even in areas without cellular coverage. It does this using a network of 24 low-earth orbit satellites that the iPhone can connect to. This allows you to send very short low-bandwidth emergency text messages to earth-based ground stations, which in turn get routed directly to either emergency responders or to Apple relay centers, which coordinate with emergency responders. While todayís launch is limited to the US & Canada, starting next month itíll open up to certain countries in Europe (more on that in the next section).
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