Apple has unveiled its new, highly-anticipated 14 which has satellite connectivity that will let users send satellite SOS messages if they’re caught in an emergency without service.
The service which launches in November, two months after the new smartphone hits the market on September 16, will be free for two years – but Apple is yet to announce how much it will cost after that.
The inflation-busting phone, which starts at $1399 – 15 percent more than usual, will also have technology that can detect when users are in a car crash and automatically calls 000.
This is possible with the addition of a new dual-core accelerometer that can detect G-force measurements when vehicles are hit.
iPhone 14 was the closing item in Apple CEO Tim Cook’s annual product event that also revealed the Apple Watch Ultra designed specifically for ‘extreme athletes’.
The new wearable features a wraparound titanium casing to protect the front crystal and is capable of withstanding temperatures below 0c and above 38c, allowing users to take the watch with them as they explore different parts of the world.
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