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Aug 22, 2011

iOS 5 Turns Japanese iPhones Into Earthquake Alarms

Following the devastation wrought by the recent Japanese earthquake, Apple has hooked the country's early warning system into iOS 5. The tectonically-volatile nation has the most sophisticated alarm in the world, delivering life-saving warnings seconds or minutes before disaster strikes.

 iOS users already had access to this functionality via apps like Yurekuru, but iOS 5 will bring it directly into the operating system. The service can be activated in the Notification Center settings pane, accompanied by a warning that the constant connection will deplete your battery faster -- a fair exchange if it saves your life.

8 comments:

Gareth Thomas said...

So useful.

FabFawk said...

That's going to make a lot of people happy

cheshire said...

This is groundbreaking.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Whoever thought of that is a right genius.

Sylar said...

looks interesting

geo said...

Interesting tech

Godotofwar said...

A general disaster alarm in the palm of your hand, this idea will only get better over time.

Zombie said...

I have no idea what any of that says but that would also work very well in California. :D