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Apple Extends Free Emergency SOS via Satellite for iPhone 14 Users for Another Year

Apple promised its Emergency SOS via satellite service would be free for two years when it launched for the iPhone 14 lineup in November 2022. The company has now given itself more time to figure out how to charge by extending free service through November 2025.

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Emergency SOS via Satellite Saves Lives in Maui Fires

Five people trapped in a van during the Maui wildfires were able to use the iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via satellite feature to coordinate a rescue by emergency responders.

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21 New Features Coming to Apple Services in 2023

Apple has released a list of enhancements coming to Apple services with the next versions of its operating systems.

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Testing Emergency SOS and Find My via Satellite

In which Adam Engst drives to a nearby deep valley where there’s no cellular connectivity to test Find My via satellite and run through the Emergency SOS via satellite demo in a real-world situation. It seemingly worked but revealed a gap in Apple’s approach.

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Apple Says More about Emergency SOS via Satellite Technology

How did Apple enable the iPhone 14 lineup to communicate with satellites in low-earth orbit? Through extremely complex engineering and the investment of large quantities of money in satellite company Globalstar.

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What Does SOS in the iPhone Status Bar Mean?

What does it mean when SOS appears in your iPhone’s status bar? (Hint: it’s not an iPhone cry for help.) Adam Engst explains this new status indicator in iOS 16.

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Apple Unveils Four Models of the iPhone 14

At its Far Out event, Apple expanded the iPhone line by introducing the ho-hum iPhone 14, the large iPhone 14 Plus, and the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

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Hey Fourteen: When Numbers Get Siri-ous

Do you know what happens when you invoke Siri and say “14”? After seeing numerous hits on our Web site for Google searches on that topic, Adam Engst spent some time suggesting numbers to Siri. He came up with some interesting results.

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Double-Check Your iPhone’s Medical ID Emergency Contacts

Could an emergency responder use your iPhone to help save your life and alert your loved ones? Make sure you’ve configured your Medical ID, and even if you have done it already, check your emergency contacts to make sure their phone numbers are correct.