Back in October of last year, it was reported that a bug in iOS was causing some iPhones to repeatedly call 911 emergency services.
“The code only triggered 911 calls from iPhones, exploiting a feature in the smartphone’s software that allows users to click on a phone number and immediately initiate a call.
Apple says the update supersedes that capability and now requires users to always press a second confirmation before initiating a call.”
The fix may have taken some time, but, in this case, it’s certainly better late than never.
[via The WSJ]