This iPhone Software Update is Suspect Behind 1,600 False 911 Calls

An Apple software update aimed at making it easier to contact the emergency services is suspected of triggering a spike in accidental calls. One team of dispatchers in California has seen around 1,600 false calls since October 2017, around 20 per day, originating from an Apple repair center.

“We’re aware of 911 calls originating from our Elk Grove repair and refurbishment facility,” an Apple spokesperson told CBS Sacramento. “We take this seriously and we are working closely with...

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