• Apple's latest iPhone and Apple Watch include new safety features that will help protect you in case of an emergency.
  • Emergency SOS via satellite is a new safety service for iPhone 14 users that will allow you to connect with emergency services outside of wi-fi or cell service range.
  • Crash Detection will detect severe car crashes, auto-connect you with emergency services, provide your location and notify your emergency contacts.

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Apple announced a series of new hardware products at its launch event on Wednesday, including the iPhone 14, new AirPods Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra. One thing stood out, though: it put a new focus on safety features. Here's an overview of what's new.

Emergency SOS via satellite

iPhone 14 SOS service

Emergency SOS is a new safety service that operates via satellite for iPhone 14 users. It will allow you to connect with emergency services even if you are outside of Wi-Fi or cell service range. It may be useful for folks who are stuck out on a hike, for example.

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