Apple launched the iPhone 14 with great fanfare earlier this month. Like every iteration of the iPhone, this new flagship also came loaded with a host of features, including satellite connectivity. But one of the most talked about features is the fault detection feature which is available on all four models – iPhone 14, Plus, Pro and ProMax. But one YouTuber decided to test whether Apple’s claims were true.Read:The ‘Destiny 2’ Eramis Unfrozen Theory For Season 18
According to Apple, the fault detection feature allows the phone to detect severe car accidents and automatically start calling emergency services, along with notifying the user’s contacts. In order to test it, a real car accident was needed. And so did the owner of the TechRax YouTube channel.
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Share a video showing how he tested the new feature. The YouTuber attached a brand-new iPhone 14 Pro to the front seat headrest of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan, which was remote-controlled.
The car then crashed into a pile of old vehicles to create a scenario where the phone would actually detect the accident and alert emergency services.
The YouTuber hits the car twice in the old car pile and either way, the phone feature works. Despite the delay, for 10 seconds according to the YouTuber, the iPhone fired SOS mode and displayed a countdown before calling emergency services.Read:EU wants to toughen cybersecurity rules for smart devices
The feature is automatically activated when the phone owner is involved in a car accident. The countdown is intended to determine if the user does not respond and if the cancellation prompt is not pressed within the specified time, the iPhone will report the incident to the emergency services. The feature has also been added to the new Apple Watch Series 8.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will have an A15 chip, while the Pro models will come with an A16 chip.
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