For those who’re caught on the facet of the street for no matter cause, fret not, you possibly can merely whip out your new iPhone 15. The most recent version of Apple’s flagship smartphone will function a partnership with AAA for roadside help once you’re off the grid.
Apple introduced the brand new function alongside the latest version of the iPhone at its Wonderlust keynote in the present day. Apple’s roadside help through satellite tv for pc will cowl every part from locking your keys in your automotive to your car being incapacitated, and can join you with AAA through satellite tv for pc textual content messages once you don’t have service. AAA members will get the service at no cost whereas non-members may have fork over some money—Apple didn’t instantly disclose how a lot that price can be. Extra broadly, everybody with the iPhone 15 will be capable of enroll in all Emergency SOS satellite tv for pc providers at no cost for 2 years.
Final 12 months, Apple rolled out the Emergency SOS feature on iPhone 14. The function was an effort to attach customers with emergency providers within the occasion they’re stranded someplace with out cell reception—whether or not that be a life-threatening occasion or a easy hike within the mountains. Apple additionally introduced that emergency satellite tv for pc service is now out there in 14 international locations whereas it could be increasing two extra within the close to future.
Apple’s emergency satellite tv for pc providers have been working, too. Most just lately, a household on trip in Hawaii was capable of escape the Maui wildfires using Apple’s Emergency SOS feature. The function was additionally capable of assist a stranded snowmobiler in Alaska in addition to two victims of a car accident that wound up in the woods.
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