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

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This Apple repair center has been sending 20 false 911 calls per day since iOS 11
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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