This new location-sharing would allow 911 centers to find callers location faster and with much greater accuracy than they can under the current system - and finally brings United States users up to speed with those in Europe.
Apple claims the data collected during the call is kept private and can not be used for any non-emergency objective.
On Monday, Apple unveiled plans to work with 911 centers to automatically share the exact locations of iPhone users that need to call in an emergency.
More individuals now use mobile technology than traditional, outdated landline phones to contact emergency services. Emergency responders are sometimes dispatched a mile or more away from a caller's location.
Global News reached out to Apple in regards to whether this feature would be made available to Canadians as well, and was told there was "no line of sight to Canada" at this time.More news: Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year
The new update would come with iOS 12, which is expected to be released later this year.
The new addition builds on Apple's HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) system that was launched in 2015, which uses cell data, GPS data and Wi-Fi access points to estimate a caller's whereabouts.
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said "lives will be saved".
With the upcoming iOS 12 update, Apple worked with a startup called RapidSOS to improve this technology further.
The emergency locator will exceed the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's 2021 requirements requiring carriers to locate callers to within 165 feet at 80 percent efficiency.
There's no doubt the new 911 system in the US will benefit countless users each year.