What you need to know about the iPhone 14's satellite features

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Apple has just launched its iPhone 14 lineup of smartphones, and while we're more interested in why the range is good for photographers, it's interesting to uncover all of the new features – including Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite.

It’s designed to let users of the new flagship iPhone 14 camera phones get hold of emergency services in areas where there is no reception. The system uses satellites to get users to help when there is no Wi-Fi or cellular network available to make a call and is an emergency messaging service only. At the time of the iPhone 14 launch, it is being rolled out to users in the US and Canada only from November, when we will see an iOS 16 update. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.