This Would Be Awesome: Apple Patents Software To Warn Users When Calls Come From A Fake Spam Number

Your iPhone could soon warn you if you’re about to receive a spam call. Apple has patented technology that would automatically recognize a spoofing caller and serve up a warning on users’ iPhone screens. It comes as Google this week launched a new Call Screen feature to arrive with its latest handset, the Pixel 3, which can answer and prevent spam calls for you. The patent, which is titled “Detection of spoofed call information,” was filed in April 2015, but was made public yesterday. Apple describes creating a system where the phone performs checks on a call to determine whether it is legitimate, or if it’s from a spoofed number.

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