During its annual conference, which was held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple stated that it had added a satellite-supported roadside assistance service through a partnership with the American Automobile Association.
The company said that purchasing and activating the “iPhone 14” or “iPhone 15” phone series will include enjoyment of the “Emergency SOS” service for free for two years.
In detail, the service will be free for members of the American Automobile Association, which includes tens of millions in America and Canada, while others will pay money for the service, according to “The Verge” technical website.
The company did not mention anything about expanding the service to other countries of the world, but as is the case with many services in large technology companies, they start in limited countries before expanding.
The company had launched the “Emergency SOS” service for the first time last year on the iPhone 14, but the new service is more expanded because it is now linked to the Automobile Association instead of transferring the call to 911, as was the case previously.
This service was made available to iPhone and iPhone Pro users in the United States and Canada.
The service is simply that if an iPhone user is stranded, such as when his car breaks down, and if there is no network coverage or no Internet subscription on the phone, the user can send messages to the Automobile Association via satellite.
The user will be asked to answer several questions so that the association can provide the required assistance and send it to him.
But for the service to be available, there must not be a barrier between the user’s phone and the sky, such as in a forest or a garage.