Apple Emergency SOS feature saves stranded man in Alaska in first known use

02 December 2022
The service was enabled in the US and Canada on November 15.

Sort by:

Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022I don't see how it can't be compared with life in... moreYou know what u get in a life insurance no matter the time it happens, here what If u change Ur smartphone.

And unlike a Life or car or house or business insurance, u are paying for future proofing Of something u have worked hard for

BUT how many regular people will pay for something like this without expecting a use for their money spent and they just pay for the sake of them getting stranded one day

Anyways it is obvious that Apple did not make this for regular people
BUT my question is what happens to regular people using iPhone 14 series when they get stranded?

    • ?
    • Anonymous
    • 70d
    • 06 Dec 2022

    Rotciv Ikias, 06 Dec 2022You can't compare this with life insurance Do u use... moreI don't see how it can't be compared with life insurance or other insurances. The idea is the same, you pay for something to insure that you (or your designated beneficiary) will get some benefit if an unfortunate event occurs. However, you don't know when that event will occur.

      Anonymous, 06 Dec 2022It's like life assurance. People don't have life ... moreYou can't compare this with life insurance

      Do u use netflix and then subscribe to say HBO max regularly as your monthly subscriptions even though u don't use it for like a year and then say, it's for future proofing

        • ?
        • Anonymous
        • 70d
        • 06 Dec 2022

        Rotciv Ikias, 05 Dec 2022Yes because not most people get lost without any means of c... moreIt's like life assurance. People don't have life assurance because they can see the future.

          • ?
          • Anonymous
          • mmV
          • 06 Dec 2022

          Note7 owner, 03 Dec 2022Apple barely Sell phones in China. Your complaint should be... moreWhat??? China is a huge market for apple. iPhone are super popular there. It even was even the most popular phone in China this summer.

            • ?
            • Anonymous
            • 4se
            • 05 Dec 2022

            A link to the Alaska State Troopers page, and press notice:

            https://dailydispatch.dps.alaska.gov/Home/Search?start=2022-12-01&end=2022-12-01&userText=Apple

              • T
              • Trooper
              • mE0
              • 05 Dec 2022

              Rotciv Ikias, 05 Dec 2022Yes because not most people get lost without any means of c... moreThat's when the process of 'natural selection' should kick in... ;-)

                Anonymous, 04 Dec 2022It doesn't matter. People will forget about it soon. T... moreYes because not most people get lost without any means of contacting but when it happens they will need it

                My only gripe is that it is obvious Apple did not make this feature for normal people,they made it for Hikers,mountain climbers, people that go into jungles etc that is why it is a paid subscription.Because those people will need the feature on standby

                BUT what if a normal iPhone 14 series user gets lost or needs to contact emergency with no service,what would happen to the person????
                It's not like the person could see the future and pay down for the feature because he/she didn't think they would get stranded

                  • B
                  • BATKOTO
                  • 2WF
                  • 05 Dec 2022

                  Anonymous, 04 Dec 2022It doesn't matter. People will forget about it soon. T... moreUseless until you need it

                    • ?
                    • Anonymous
                    • 70d
                    • 04 Dec 2022

                    Rotciv Ikias, 04 Dec 2022I guess we can never really know It doesn't matter. People will forget about it soon. This feature is useless for most users.

                      Don't believe this poor story... another marketing ?

                        Anonymous, 03 Dec 2022Pure commercial to ensure billion dollars subscription busi... moreI guess we can never really know

                          • T
                          • Trooper
                          • mE0
                          • 03 Dec 2022

                          notafanboy, 02 Dec 2022Because you said so?Because he's proved it on many occasions...

                            • ?
                            • Anonymous
                            • 8pJ
                            • 03 Dec 2022

                            Anonymous, 02 Dec 2022Someone let Chris McCandless know.Why when you informed him first ?

                              • ?
                              • Anonymous
                              • 4Y4
                              • 03 Dec 2022

                              The stranded man was an Apple's contractor.

                                • ?
                                • Anonymous
                                • mE0
                                • 03 Dec 2022

                                Ahh!, but can it save them from the manufacturing nightmare that is happening to them in China ?... Which would make this 'satellite SOS' feature pretty useless without an iPhone to use it with...

                                  • ?
                                  • Anonymous
                                  • IJK
                                  • 03 Dec 2022

                                  Bout time they did something useful and that saves people instead of putting them in danger like apple maps did.

                                    Anonymous, 03 Dec 2022Pure commercial to ensure billion dollars subscription busi... moreYou are funny guy .

                                      Well done Apple! Another game changer

                                        • ?
                                        • Anonymous
                                        • XUn
                                        • 03 Dec 2022

                                        genius, 03 Dec 2022Is it even true, or another Apple marketing tricks? Pure commercial to ensure billion dollars subscription businesses for a useless feature