The teenager told the police that his intentions were to only find flaws in iOS and then report them to Apple to collect bug bounties and acclaim. It is also reported that he was trying to prank his friend but mistakenly slipped the wrong code.
The judge and Jury can sympathize with Desai’s account of events but it is not certain if they will do it or not. Pardon or not this exploit could have turned really serious. 911 services could have gone down and caused long-term damages. Whatever the intentions, it clearly shows how fragile the emergency phone services are. It was found that only 6000 smartphones can completely flood any state’s 911 system. So 911 service providers are tightening their security amid fear of future larger and more deliberate attacks.