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iPhone Emergency

What happens when you have to call 911 from your iPhone?

Lots of people have talked about the lack of buttons and the effect that may have on user behavior, but I haven’t heard anyone ask this question. You can’t dial by touch, which means if you need to do something like call 911 from your pocket it will be impossible.

February 6, 2007