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California iPhone users freak out over Amber Alert sound

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A statewide Amber Alert was issued in California last night as authorities search for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, is suspected of abducting the siblings from San Diego County on Saturday after he murdered their mother.

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“California” and “#AmberAlert” zoomed up the Twitter trends chart as iPhone users received the alert. Amber Alerts are pushed to iPhone 4S and 5 phones running iOS 6.1.

http://twitter.com/#!/g8_ruth/status/364644582920712192

But the trend wasn’t solely about concern for the kidnapped kids. Won’t somebody think of the iPhone owners?

http://twitter.com/#!/wesisrad/status/364684768006246400
http://twitter.com/#!/Dalt584/status/364629442804449280
http://twitter.com/#!/kevinvarz/status/364627304145633280
http://twitter.com/#!/PoornimaGupta/status/364626702967652352
http://twitter.com/#!/THATDINODINCO/status/364627897807417344
http://twitter.com/#!/BryceJones/status/364626010211221504

Even the California Highway Patrol acknowledged that the Amber Alert “might have scared some of you.”

http://twitter.com/#!/CHPsouthern/status/364627161165991937

But when every second counts, the iPhone alerts are essential to raising awareness about abducted kids.

An upside to the freak-out: The trending Twitter topic brought much-needed attention to the abduction of Hannah and Ethan.

http://twitter.com/#!/Real_AJ3K/status/364632838382952449
http://twitter.com/#!/peiweyhey/status/364636133906321409

Here’s what the suspect looks like without facial hair.

http://twitter.com/#!/KelseyDuckett/status/364635376062697472

For the record, the notifications can be disabled.

http://twitter.com/#!/CHPsouthern/status/364632535541612546

Related:

iPhone users freaked out by iOS 6 Amber Alert notice of missing 2-year-old Florida girl; Update: Girl is OK!

iPhone users still freaked out by Amber Alerts; Update: missing toddler in Flint, MI found

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/06/absolutely-terrifying-california-iphone-users-freak-out-over-amber-alert/



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