The iOS 12 update will allow emergency responders in the United States to know your exact location when you call 911. The change will provide faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times, according to Apple.
The upcoming iOS 11.3 update supports Advanced Mobile Location (AML), a feature that automatically sends the user's current geographical location when making a call to emergency services in countries where this potentially life-saving solution is officially supported.
Cue Karl Malden. Stuck abroad without your emergency contact information. What will you do? Instead of turning to the local American Express office, you could consult your iPhone, according to a newly-discovered emergency application by Apple. In a patent application filed when the first-generation iPhone hit shelves, an app could hold local emergency phone numbers and addresses. The proposed app suggests Apple already envisioned its smartphone becoming a storehouse for vital information...