While we were doing our research for Fallout 4 week, we came across a patent filed by Apple back in May 2014 for a ‘panic button’ which could be integrated with Touch ID on iOS devices. According Business Insider and Mac Rumours, the panic button could be activated when a predefined finger is used to unlock your device.
When ‘panic mode’ is activated, the device could be instructed to ‘lock down’ to prevent a breach of personal data and information, and your position could be broadcasted to the authorities (or possibly even nearby devices).
It is obviously too early to speculate when this will be implemented, if at all. But we rekon that it would be a very useful feature to have on our iOS devices.