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Your iPhone 14 could be a LIFESAVER! Wonder how? Know here

This new iPhone 14 feature could save your life in dire circumstances one day, although we hope you never have to use it.

| Updated on: Sep 29 2022, 16:19 IST
iPhone 14 in photos: A quick glance at Apple’s fascinating new flagship
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1/5 The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with Ceramic Shield Protection. The iPhone 14 gets the same but smaller notch design and form factor as last year’s iPhone 13. (Apple)
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2/5 The iPhone 14 is powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset which powered last year’s iPhone 13. Although Apple has claimed that this year’s A15 Bionic is an improved version of last year’s chipset. The A15 Bionic, although an year old, is still the fastest chipset in the market yet, making iPhone 14 still an amazing smartphone. It houses a 5 core GPU and a 6 core CPU. (Apple)
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3/5 Phone 14 gets the same 12MP main camera with a larger sensor with f/1.5 aperture lens and sensor shift stability. Apple claims an improvement of 49 percent in low light photography. and the 12MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera also uses the 12MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. (Apple)
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4/5 iPhone 14 also has a new gyroscope sensor that can detect impacts of up to 256G. Apple also brings support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14, called Emergency SOS via satellite. Users can now use the Find My app to share their location with contacts. The service will be available from November 2022 and will be free for use for two years. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 128GB variant. There is a 256GB variant which is priced at $899. If you want to go even bigger, the iPhone 14 also has a 512GB variant which is priced at $999. It is available in 5 colours - Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product Red. (Apple)
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Emergency SOS via Satellite is available across all iPhone 14 models. (REUTERS)

f you're an avid hiker, mountaineer or rock climber, then you're accustomed with the habit of putting yourself in risky situations in areas where there is not a soul in sight. In situations of need, it is nearly impossible to contact for help in case of a mishap. Although most experienced hikers and mountaineers carry satellite radio with them, instances might occur where it becomes useless. What then? It looks like Apple has got your back.

Apple launched its iPhone 14 series after months of anticipation earlier this month where it introduced four new models. Although the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max grabbed all the headlines due to the fancy “Dynamic Island” notch, the standard iPhone 14 slipped under the radar. However, it is the iPhone 14 which could save your life one day, thanks to the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature. Although there was no way to test this feature until now, you could test this feature soon, according to a recent report by 9to5Mac.

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Emergency SOS via Satellite feature

This feature basically allows you to send SOS messages directly via satellite even if there is no cell reception. It works with the help of deep software integration with your iPhone antenna to connect directly to a satellite, enabling messaging with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

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9to5Mac recently spotted and analyzed a couple of files from Apple's latest iOS 16.1 beta 3 update which includes an option for “Satellite Connection Demo”, so that you could get yourself familiar with the working of this feature in case of any future need. According to 9to5Mac, you could try this feature anytime within the Emergency SOS option in Settings, although you will need to go outside and have a clear view of the sky.

Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to users in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be free for two years.

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First Published Date: 29 Sep, 16:18 IST