When Apple launched the iPhone 14 series. There were lots of talking points about the features that these latest flagship lineups came with. For example, the Dynamic Island feature was discussed by many for weeks.
This is because it was the first time in years. That any smartphone maker had done something like that with their front camera cutout.
In as much as Apple’s Dynamic Island grabbed a lot of attention. There were other features that couldn’t receive much attention. As much as what the Dynamic Island received.
Meanwhile most of these features are very important safety features. These are the kind of features that we cannot just overlook.
A notable example to the statement above is the crash detection and Emergency SOS features. These are features that could really save our lives. If we are to implement them well. There is a report that confirms that. Apple’s Emergency SOS helped save a stranded man at Nimiuk Point, Alaska.
Gizchina News of the week
According to a recent report by Alaska department of public safety. A stranded snowmobiler was rescued by the Alaska State Troopers on December 1 at 2AM local time. The rescue was made possible. This is because the stranded man activated the Emergency SOS service on his iPhone.
How Apple’s Emergency SOS Helped Rescue A Man
In clarify of the incident, the report went on to explained that. Apple’s Emergency response center reached out to Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Department. The rescue department then received the exact GPS coordinate of the stranded man.
After receiving the coordinates. The rescue department then dispatched a team of four people. To use the GPS coordinate to track down the stranded man. The rescue team were able to rescue the stranded man successfully. Thanks to Apple’s Emergency SOS Feature.
I think all manufacturers should begin to pay more attention. To features that relates to user safety. Just like what Apple has done with the Emergency SOS and the crash detection. This is about saving humanity. Not copying another company’s technology or idea.
Apple Emergency SOS Availability
Apple’s Emergency SOS Feature is currently exclusive to the USA and Canada. There is a report that France, Germany, UK and Ireland. iPhone users in these countries will also have this feature tnis month.
This means that people in these regions should expect the feature. This will begin the expansion to other parts of the world. With time, every part of the world will receive it.
Not just on iPhones. But as helpful as it may be. I hope all other manufacturers begin to jump onto features like these.