IOS 12 will automatically share users' location data during 911 calls

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Three-fourths of 911 calls in Chicago are made from cellphones, according to the city.

"That should make it easier for ambulances and paramedics to reach callers and shave precious minutes off response times, potentially saving 10,000 lives per year", Time continued, adding that the feature will be available in iOS 12 this year.

So fear not, privacy-conscious users: Apple won't be sending your phone's full slate of data to an emergency response team. This makes it hard to quickly gather information about a caller's location in the limited time available. However, 911 centers still rely on outdated, landline-era infrastructure.

The difference in distances can be the difference between life and death. "In the suburban area of Chicago especially, there are a lot of times where people cross a street and they change towns ... they may not know where they're calling from". Emergency responders are sometimes dispatched a mile or more away from a caller's location. According to them, the experts have managed to crack fresh security feature from Apple that appeared in the beta version of the latest operating system iOS 12.

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"We are excited to work with Apple to provide first responders a new path for accurate, device-based caller location using transformative Next Generation 911 technology".

"We're thrilled that Apple is giving 911 centres access to device-based location data via a thoroughly-tested, standards-based approach", commented Rob McMullen, President of the National Emergency Number Association, the 911 Association. Many centers will need to upgrade their software to be able to use the feature.

While 911 operators can receive calls made by cell phones and smartphones, the centers use "outdated, landline-era" equipment that make it extremely hard to pinpoint the location of a caller who, for one reason or another, can't provide the information. It states that carriers must "locate callers to within 50 meters at least 80 percent of the time by 2021". Apple already attempts to do that on the iPhone using Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO), but more accuracy is required.

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