iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature to Expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK Next Month

The iPhone 14 lineup's Emergency SOS via satellite and Find My via satellite features will launch in four additional countries next month, Apple today announced.

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In its press release announcing that Emergency SOS and ‌Find My‌ via satellite for the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro models will roll out later today, Apple mentioned that the feature will be coming to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December, following the debut of the service in North America. In September, a report claimed that Apple would launch Emergency SOS via satellite in additional countries before the end of 2022, followed by even more regions next year.

The feature is set to officially launch later today for ‌iPhone 14‌ users running iOS 16.1 in the United States and Canada only. The service is included for free for two years starting at the time of activation of a new ‌iPhone 14‌ model.

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contacos Avatar
21 months ago
I was exited about Germany for a moment but then I realised I dont actually have an iPhone 14 LOL
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ps3zocker Avatar
21 months ago
That's faster than expected. I would have thought this will take years to be available outside the US like many other things.
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kirky29 Avatar
21 months ago
Are there many places to get lost in the UK? I feel like we're always only a 5 minute walk from a CoOp or random housing estate! lol
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pauloregan Avatar
21 months ago

Are there many places to get lost in the UK? I feel like we're always only a 5 minute walk from a CoOp or random housing estate! lol
Driving around Leeds.
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coordinated Avatar
21 months ago

Starting at the time of activation of a new iPhone 14 model. Does this mean two years after you turn on the feature, or two years after you activated the phone to begin with, in which case, early buyers have already lost two months of time?
According to the "small print" section* in the press release ('https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/11/emergency-sos-via-satellite-available-today-on-iphone-14-lineup/'), it looks like it'll run from the date the service is available in your country:

"4. Users who purchased an iPhone 14 model before the availability date of Emergency SOS via satellite will receive two years of the service free starting from the service availability date."


* Which I see is lovingly wrapped in a "Sosumi ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sosumi')" block in the page source - [ICODE]‹div class="sosumi text component">[/ICODE]
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MaxSto Avatar
21 months ago

Are there many places to get lost in the UK? I feel like we're always only a 5 minute walk from a CoOp or random housing estate! lol
Do you know the highlands of scotland?
Welcome to nowhere.
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