iPad to Make Emergency Phone Calls?

9to5mac.com has just posted a interesting little iPad tidbit -- it seems as if Apple's latest creation has the ability to make emergency calls.

The image above is a screen shot taken from within the iPad SDK emulator. To get to the emergency call screen the developer simply enabled the passcode lock and entered in the wrong password five times.

So why would Apple include this within the iPad? Is it a FCC thing because the iPad is a wireless device on a cellular network? Perhaps it's something left over from the iPhone and will be removed before launch? Our take is that if the iPad can make emergency calls, it can make regular calls and maybe not out of the box but with a little hackery.

Do you think it's possible we will see some sort of call feature when the iPad drops at the end of this month?

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