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iPhone 15 sequence of smartphones was launched on Tuesday with a handful of noteworthy {hardware} upgrades over the corporate’s earlier fashions. At its ‘Wonderlust’ launch occasion, Apple introduced a brand new function that expands the performance of the ‘Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc’ function that was launched with the iPhone 14 sequence of smartphones final yr. Dubbed ‘Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc’, it’s going to let iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 homeowners search help when their automotive breaks down and so they don’t have any mobile connectivity.

Apple introduced the Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc function throughout its September launch occasion whereas unveiling the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The agency defined that the function is designed to assist iPhone homeowners who’re locked out of their automobile or have automotive troubles like operating out of gas or cost, or a flat tyre, in areas the place mobile community protection or Wi-Fi entry are unavailable.

The corporate has partnered with the American Car Affiliation (AAA) to supply help to iPhone homeowners within the US. Clients need not have a AAA membership and pricing info will likely be detailed on the smartphone earlier than AAA dispatches roadside help, in response to Apple’s help web page that was printed shortly after the launch occasion.

To ensure that Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc to work, Apple says that it’s worthwhile to be open air and have a transparent view of the sky and the horizon, much like the Emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc function launched final yr with the iPhone 14 sequence of smartphones.

Apple’s says its satellite tv for pc companies will likely be free for 2 years with iPhone 15 purchases
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Apple’s help web page says that you could faucet the New Message button and kind “Roadside” within the handle discipline to see a Roadside Help possibility present up when you haven’t any mobile community or Wi-Fi protection. By following the on-screen directions and offering the required particulars, you’ll be able to request assist utilizing the Roadside Help through satellite tv for pc function.

For the time being, the function solely works within the US (besides the US Virgin Islands) however Apple states that worldwide travellers within the US also can use the function whereas they’re within the nation, until they bought their iPhone 14 or iPhone 15 in Armenia, Belarus, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, in response to the corporate.

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