With the release of iOS 16.1, Apple released the Satellite SOS calling feature, which allows iPhone 14 owners to call emergency services with satellites when there is no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.
On the morning of December 1, an infected person in Alaska received a signal that a person participating in a snowmobile from Norvik to Kotzebue was stranded. A man got in a cold remote location with no network and activated Emergency SOS on his iPhone 14.
The Apple Emergency Operations Center worked with emergency response functions and the Northwest Arctic Search and Rescue Coordinator. The GPS coordinates of the men include a search party.
In the end, the owner of the iPhone was successfully rescued, he did not return. The area in which it is located is beyond the boundaries of satellite communications. Apple says satellite communications may not work higher up at latitudes of 62°, such as northern Canada and Alaska, while Nurvik and Kotzebue are close to latitude 69°.
Source: Iphones RU