All 4 iPhone 14 fashions assist a brand new Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc characteristic that may permit the units to attach on to a satellite tv for pc, enabling customers to ship textual content messages to emergency companies when exterior the vary of mobile and Wi-Fi protection. Apple says the characteristic will launch in November, and whereas the corporate has but to supply a extra particular launch date, now we have outlined the probably timing under.

When to Anticipate the Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc Characteristic to Launch on iPhone
In a assist doc, Apple says Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc “shall be accessible with an iOS 16 software program replace coming in November 2022.” Provided that iOS 16.1 was launched in late October, and that iOS 16.2 is predicted to be launched in December, Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc will probably be enabled with iOS 16.1.1, which is already in testing and must also handle points associated to Wi-Fi connectivity and the SKAdNetwork framework.

There is a lesser probability that Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc shall be enabled with iOS 16.1.2, however there is no such thing as a proof of such an replace but and Apple would probably need to get Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc launched earlier than the week of U.S. Thanksgiving.

When it launches in the USA and Canada, Apple says Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc shall be free for the primary two years, which means that Apple is perhaps planning to cost for the service in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. Apple reportedly confirmed that the characteristic shall be expanded to extra nations by the tip of subsequent yr.

In “splendid circumstances with a direct view of the sky and the horizon,” Apple says a textual content message would possibly take 15 seconds to ship by way of satellite tv for pc, however notes it could take over a minute for a message to ship “below timber with gentle or medium foliage.” Learn our in-depth information to Emergency SOS by way of Satellite tv for pc for extra details about the characteristic.

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