The new iPhone 14 from Apple has a satellite-connected emergency capability that allows you text for assistance, which could save your life.
In the bush, you might be hurt or lost while also being out of cell phone range. iPhones can identify whether you've been in a car accident and call for help.
All models of the iPhone 14 will have these features.
The US and Canada will be the first two countries to provide the satellite connection emergency SMS capability, with additional nations to follow.
With US telecom T-agreement Mobile's with Elon Musk's Starlink to provide satellite communications to phones generally, we are already beginning to witness telcos' desire to connect common smartphones with satellite communications.
Apple unveiled four iPhone 14s, an Apple Watch Series 8, an Apple Watch Ultra, and new AirPods Pro headphones during its keynote event this morning at Apple Park.
The iPhone mini has vanished. Instead, there are two phones measuring 6.1 inches and two measuring 6.7 inches. For either screen size, you can pick between a basic version and a Pro edition with more features.
The larger models are known as iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max, while the 6.1-inch counterparts are known as iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
As usual, models from the prior year will be discounted.
At Apple's "Far Out" keynote presentation held at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Park, Cupertino, the new iPhones were unveiled. Since the epidemic, it was the first live launch in a theater.
The debut occurs as businesses in general, including Apple, deal with economic challenges like inflation and decreased consumer expenditure.
But it also has to contend with the perception that it lacks popular smartphone features like a foldable screen or a camera capable of great zoom, which is provided by competitors like Samsung, Google, and others.
Apple will have its job cut out for it since the market share of Android in Australia increased by 7.4% in the first half of 2022 compared to a year earlier, according to technology research firm Telsyte.
Despite this, Apple is advancing significantly with its four-nanometer processor on the Pro models.
It unveiled a brand-new alert system termed a "dynamic island" that combines notifications and activities. For instance, when you receive a phone notification, there are button prompts for you to press.
The Pro models have an always-on display that shows information even when the screen is locked and a brightness of 1600 nits. However, Android phones have had always-on displays for a long time.