Apple released a new version of iOS this week. I installed it on my phone this morning and so far, the world hasn’t ended.
So why am I posting this, then? That would be because of this random line in the release notes.
Fixes an issue that causes some phone calls from Saskatchewan to appear as originating from the United States
What an odd, random bug.
I never get calls from Saskatchewan, so I can’t say I’ve ever seen it. Or maybe I do get calls from Saskatchewan and don’t know it because I don’t know anyone in Alabama.
My question isn’t how did somebody catch this because of course somebody did, weird as it is. My question is how it happened in the first place. I’ve always been under the impression that the information displayed by caller ID was controlled by your service provider and whichever databases it pulls its information from. I didn’t know my hardware or the software it runs on had anything to do with it other than being the screen on which it’s shown. Am I wrong about this? Have I always been wrong about this? If not, when did I start being wrong about this?