iOS 5 has Earthquake Notifications Baked In for Japan

Posted Aug 22, 2011

Japanese iOS 5 users will find one very important new feature in the OS: earthquake notifications have been baked in, available at the flick of a switch in the iOS 5 Notification Center. 9to5Mac reports that the feature may drain battery life because it is always connected to the warning system, but that Japan’s system is the world’s most advanced. Japan’s earthquake warning system can give warnings from a few seconds to up to two minutes in advance of a quake. [image via @gregharbin]