iPhone 15 Pro SOS

I am hap­py to learn that iPhone Emer­gency SOS is now avail­able in New Zealand. I thought Apple only offered this poten­tial­ly life-sav­ing ser­vice in larg­er mar­kets.

All the new iPhone 15 mod­els will come with a two year sub­scrip­tion to Apple’s satel­lite-based emer­gency SOS ser­vice 

Apple’s first NZ Emergency SOS rescue

Ear­li­er this month saw Apple’s Emer­gency SOS ser­vice used for its first New Zealand res­cue. Hik­ers walk­ing near Arthurs Pass found them­selves on the wrong side of a riv­er which had risen to an unsafe cross­ing lev­el.

They used the Emer­gency SOS ser­vice on an iPhone 14 to give res­cuers their exact posi­tion. The West Coast Air Res­cue Trust sent a heli­copter to that lift­ed them to safe­ty.

Bill Ben­nett in his Down­load Week­ly newslet­ter.

I researched more about this and found this inter­est­ing sto­ry on the 1 News NZ web­site: iPhone emer­gency fea­ture used for first time in NZ riv­er res­cue.


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