Hey there, gadget guru! Get ready to be wowed by Apple’s latest tech wizardry – a roadside assistance feature that’s out of this world, literally! If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 14 or 15, you’re in for a treat. This nifty feature, as demoed by tech aficionado Brian Tong, is your new guardian angel on the open road.
Picture this: You’re cruising along, tunes blasting, without a care in the world, and then bam! Your car decides it’s nap time. Now you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, with not even a bar of cell signal. Enter Apple’s latest lifesaver: roadside assistance via satellite. Yes, you heard that right – satellite!
Using this feature is like playing a secret level in a video game. Whip out your iPhone, open Messages, and type “roadside.” Suddenly, like a magic portal, a “Roadside Assistance” option appears. Tap it, and voila! Your iPhone connects to a satellite faster than you can say “Houston, we have a problem.”
So, what’s the catch? Well, you need to be outside, playing peek-a-boo with the sky and horizon, as Apple instructs. But hey, a little fresh air never hurt anyone, right?
Brian Tong gave us a sneak peek by having AAA jump-start his car’s battery. But wait, there’s more! Locked out of your car? Flat tire? Out of fuel? This feature has got your back, like a Swiss Army knife in digital form.
Here’s the cherry on top: this service comes free for two years when you activate a new iPhone 14 or 15. Are you not a AAA member? No problem! Apple’s got a pay-per-use plan because they’re cool like that.
Now, for my global nomads, hold your horses! This service is strutting its stuff in the U.S. for now, but Apple’s hinted at a world tour. Canadian buddies, keep your eyes peeled for a CAA collaboration!
And guess what? This roadside assistance is a cousin of the Emergency SOS via satellite feature. Apple, being the generous tech giant, is extending free use of these satellite features for another year. Talk about a bonus level!
So there you have it, my tech-loving friends. Next time you’re on a road trip and your car throws a tantrum, just remember, your iPhone isn’t just for selfies and TikToks. It’s your satellite-connected knight in shining armor, ready to save the day!