Apple extends free satellite connectivity by another year for iPhone 14 models

Apple announces that iPhone 14 will get another year of free SOS satellite connectivity feature. This extends free period for iPhone 14 models to three years. iPhone 15 models are not getting this extension at this time.

Apple Newsroom: Apple extends Emergency SOS via satellite for an additional free year


Emergency SOS via satellite credited for saving life

Man in Alaska used iPhone's Emergency SOS feature to get help while being stranded in cold weather. Apple's response center contacted local rescue teams. Man was found and rescued without injuries.

There are some limits to this feature too. Not all latitudes provide access to satellites.

Apple says that satellite connectivity might not work in places above 62° latitude, such as northern parts of Canada and Alaska, and Noorvik and Kotzebue are close to 69° latitude. 


Reference: Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska