Apples other innovations, however, are exciting, in that the iPhone’s SOS feature, using satellite communications, is already saving lives. Apparently a car went off the road in a forest area in Southern California, and standard cell service wasn’t available. One of the people in the car was able to send a signal out to the satellite, to Apple, who then relayed coordinates to emergency teams, who dispatched a helicopter to rescue the car’s occupants from the canyon.

If there’s one thing that’s tremendously useful about the iPhone 14 lineup, in spite of some of its limitations, it’s got to be Emergency SOS via Satellite. It allows you to get help in situations where you normally can’t because of a lack of cell signal. Now, it has started saving lives.