This Apple repair center sends 20 false emergency calls to 911 per day

This Apple repair center sends 20 false emergency calls to 911 per day
Emergency 911 dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California have an odd case on their hands. Ever since October rolled in, they've been seeing on average of 20 false 911 calls every day, for a grand total of 1600 so far. As per one police dispatcher, Jamie Hudson:


It turned out that the accidental emergency calls all originated from one and a same place... an Apple repair factory nearby that fixes and refurbishes iPhones, Watches and iPads. The October influx of fake alerts started together with the iOS 11 update, and the iPhone 8, Plus and X launch, which came with iOS 11 preinstalled.

While the SOS emergency call feature that got introduced with the update allows you to hold the power button and alert 911 in case of danger easily, its Auto regime means that it also can be triggered accidentally, and that's what has been happening in the repair shop for one reason or another. Apple has acknowledged the issue, and even outed a statement that it will look into the matter, apologizing for the 911 confusion:


source: CBS via 9to5Mac

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9 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Who need police when Apple Watch can save your life? It even can pull you out of crashed car. /s

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6607; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

911 gets as many calls per day just from people walking around the new Apple park building.

4. nikhil23

Posts: 421; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Bugs...Bugs everywhere

6. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, bugs are in love with apple.

9. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

This is not as bug. Its a feature dude.

16. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

False 911 calls are a feature?

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