What you need to know
- Susan Putman experienced a freak accident at her floral studio.
- She was able to use her AirPods to call 911 and save her life.
- The story highlights the ways that everyday devices can help in a life-threatening situation.
We're very used to hearing stories about the Apple Watch helping someone out in a dire situation but this story is all about AirPods.
As reported by People, Susan Putman, a florist from Bernardsville, New Jersey, was working on a floral arrangement in her studio with her AirPods in when she experienced a freak accident.
When Putman realized that she was bleeding from her head, she used her AirPods to call emergency services. She credits wearing her earbuds for why she was able to get help right away.
While using a voice assistant to call emergency services isn't new, Putman has since found that many people are unaware they are able to use such a feature.
Putman even emailed her story to Apple CEO Tim Cook and received a response. She's since been sharing her story widely as a way to help educate more people on the potentially life-saving features contained in their everyday devices.
Bottom line: With better battery life, a completely new design, new features like Spatial Audio, and an IPX4 rating, the AirPods 3 are better than ever before. Plus, they sound better than the previous models and other than ANC, have pretty much all the same features as the AirPods Pro. These are fantastic AirPods for anyone looking to upgrade or buy their first pair.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.