Apple has confirmed that iOS 10.3 solves the problem by adding a confirmation of the call so that this exploit saturate the 911. Many media believe that this is just a patch and that in next upgrades Apple completely eliminate this vulnerability.
iOS 10.3 as a solution to the problem of the 911 calls
Apple has already confirmed through a press release that was going to solve the problem and, finally, with the release of iOS 10.3, the Big Apple has fulfilled his promise.
The next update of the operating system prompts the user to press “call” until the iPhone call 911 (referring to the exploit, that whenever he left a pop-up was a call to emergency).
US media quoted above has spoken with Apple and has proved the vulnerability of Desai and has confirmed that the new update of iOS forces the user to confirm the call, as he says, literally in the following excerpt from the report:
Apple says that the update addresses this problem and now requires that users always pressed a second confirmation before initiating a call.
This is good news for the emergency service of the United States, which was alerted by the number of calls received in the past months, which neglected to people who really needed the 911 service.