The Sacramento County Sheriff and Elk Grove police departments say they have received around 1,600 calls from the Elk Grove Apple fix center, each apparently made by mistake and lasting about 10 to 15 seconds apiece.
If a 911 call were received from someone's personal cellphone at the Apple campus, the personal phone information would show up, Jimenez said. Calling 911 on an iPhone or an Apple Watch is not extremely hard, and can be done accidentally.
It is not clear if the calls are coming from iPhones or Apple Watches, but accidental calls have been a problem for the Apple Watch for quite a while. TechCrunch reported that first responders in CT and MI had also experienced a series of accidental calls from Apple Watches.
All things considered, this is probably not now a big concern for Apple with the number of other problems they have on their plate. "It's been diligently working to resolve the problem".
An investigation is looking into reports of hundreds of accidental 911 calls being made from an Apple fix center. "We take this seriously and we are working closely with local law enforcement to investigate the cause and ensure this doesn't continue". With just a touch of a button, SOS comes on and 911 is called.
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Rapidly press the side button five times. If you hold down the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.
This is not the first time accidental calls from mobile phones have been blamed for wasting the time of first responders.
The number of accidental 911 calls been on the rise with the broad adoption of smartphones.
Hopefully Apple figures out what's going on sooner rather than later, as tying up the lines with 911 calls is certainly an embarrassment for the company as well as a potential safety concern. That was lower than the percentage for wireline calls, with 37 per cent accidental.
"This is due to the fact that wireless accidental dials mostly result from individuals accidentally dialling 9-1-1 from their cell/smartphones", the paper said. When 911 dispatchers attend the calls, they hear silence and intermittent employee chatter when they're on call.