Apple patents discreet 911 calling feature

CUPERTINO (KRON/CNN) — Tech company Apple wants their users to secretly call for help in an emergency.

The company has obtained a process that would allow people to discreetly dial 911 using only a fingerprint.

The patent was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.

The company says this new technology will use a sequence of fingerprints or applied pressure to trigger an emergency call.

First responders will be able to locate your mobile device.

This new feature could also pull live video or audio from an iPhone.

It’s unclear if Apple will build the technology into software updates.

The company did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.



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