iPhones are apparently becoming quite the target for thieves.
I just read this article that says “the iPhone accounts for more than 70% of all stolen cell phones on subways and buses, according to an internal NYPD report highlighted in the Daily News.”
Protect your iPhone!
The news story tells of one Brooklyn bus passenger who was robbed of his phone on the bus – when he tried to chase the thief off of the bus, an accomplice punched him in the face.
Protect your iPhone!
“The victim told police his device was equipped with the FindMyiPhone app, which works like a GPS.”
The police used the app and traced the phone to a deli, where a worker there had purchased the iPhone for $60.00 from the thief.
“The police said they’re investigating if the deli is involved in the growing black market for stolen electronic devices.”
Protect your iPhone! This app sounds like a Must Have!
From the iTunes website:
If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map.You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.
Please note that Find My iPhone must be enabled in the iCloud settings on your device for you to locate it with this app.
• Locate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac on a map
• Display a message on the screen
• Play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent)
• Remotely lock your device
• Remotely wipe your device to erase your personal data
• iOS 5 or OS X Lion v10.7.2 is required for iCloud users (iOS 3.1.3 or later is required for MobileMe users).
• iCloud account (available free with iOS 5 or OS X Lion) or MobileMe account is required.
• Internet connection is required. To be located, your iPad with Wi-Fi, iPod touch, or Mac must be connected via a registered Wi-Fi network. Your Mac must also be awake.
You are welcome!
And, to personalize this commercial for this FREE and USEFUL app – here are some photos of phone use in my family throughout the years.
Yes, I actually have several pics of telephone use.
Yes, I know that I need help.
My Mom, circa 1970:
A work associate, circa 1978:
Me, circa 1987:
Me, circa 1995:
My Mom-In-Law, circa 2010 (on an iPhone, bless her heart!):
My sister and my nephews, circa 2011:
But, no pictures of thieves, thank goodness!