The iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via Satellite characteristic helped save a family in Maui (an island in Hawaii, US) that was caught in a wildfire spreading throughout the area.
Michael Miraflor, a person on X (previously Twitter) stated that 5 individuals associated to his brother’s girlfriend had been caught in a automobile in Maui after the wildfires surrounded them. There was no cell service out there at their location, so that they used Emergency SOS to speak with first responders.
“My brother’s girlfriend’s cousin and his family had been caught in their automobile in Maui whereas the wildfires all of a sudden erupted round them. No cell service, so Apple Emergency SOS was the one manner they might get in contact with first responders. Literally saved their lives,” he wrote.
Miraflor additionally shared a screenshot of the complete Emergency SOS textual content chain, exhibiting the native hearth division and dispatchers in motion.
The family was discovered on the Outlets of Maui, a shopping center in Lahaina close to the fires.
In the textual content thread, the family’s present location was transmitted to the dispatcher, they usually had been in a position to talk that they’re surrounded by hearth with no visibility and no manner out as a result of blocked roads.
Firefighters had been in a position to attain the family and safely evacuate them inside half-hour due to the Emergency SOS via Satellite characteristic.
Last month, the Emergency SOS via satellite characteristic on the iPhone helped to save lots of two vacationers who received misplaced in the mountains of Italy.
During an outing in the Apennine Mountains, the hikers received misplaced in an space with out a cellphone sign, reviews AppleInsider.
Luckily, that they had an iPhone 14 which offered them the choice to name for assist via a satellite textual content message.
They had been then rescued by the native hearth division.
(With inputs from IANS)