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  • "Find My iPhone" - We're Watching. And Can Delete.

    photo courtesy: engadget

    Here's a cute little newly announced feature of 3.0 - Find My iPhone. Users who have the 3.0 firmware and MobileMe will be able to log in to MobileMe, see a map with their iPhone's physical location, and send a message to the iPhone instructing whoever has it to call a number.

    And you can use a Remote Wipe feature to erase all data on your iPhone, and restore it to factory settings. Here's hoping Apple never decides to take over the world....

    via Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Find My iPhone" - We're Watching. And Can Delete. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. owais123's Avatar
      owais123 -
      Im getting that fasho!
      -First!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Now that is very cool. Can't wait.
    1. benjiuk's Avatar
      benjiuk -
      Can someone tell me the benifit of that please....I aint knocking it but I just see me getting my phone nicked and logging into the app...getting a call telling me to "go ahead and wipe it cos I was going to anyway soon as I got it home...oh and thanks for the phone errrr is this a freephone number ?"
    1. Rob_Quads's Avatar
      Rob_Quads -
      So they have taken what localis have been doing for a year or so then.

      I thought they said background apps take power....this is a background app! Oh silly me of course they just mean they don't want to let the user decide what they run in the background
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      How do you install?... Somethings better than nothing i guess.lol
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^Install? Its a 3.0 feature.

      Now if you could remote detonate your iphone in case it was stolen.....that would be great
    1. loadedprizon's Avatar
      loadedprizon -
      sweet
    1. Iphone_Reloaded's Avatar
      Iphone_Reloaded -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      ^Install? Its a 3.0 feature.

      Now if you could remote detonate your iphone in case it was stolen.....that would be great
      +1
    1. reddevilseye's Avatar
      reddevilseye -
      sell ur phone on craigslist and erase it everyday
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      Quote Originally Posted by reddevilseye View Post
      sell ur phone on craigslist and erase it everyday
      I'm pretty sure that wiping the phone would also then wipe out your ability to control any aspect of it.

      I mean, as soon as you wipe the phone, you're account is no longer saved on the phone, and therefore you have no power to wipe anything anymore
    1. ericidle's Avatar
      ericidle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Quads View Post
      So they have taken what localis have been doing for a year or so then.
      Apple have learned a lot from the jailbreaking community, the app store idea was the biggest rip off, and now they just mimic all the best jailbreak apps in a watered down but authorized way
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Wouldn't this be better if you could shutdown/lock the phone remotely once you get it's location? WIping it just makes it shiny new for whoever has/finds it.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I have a bigger fear of dropping my phone instead of losing it or having it stolen .
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Is that y ur called fallguy, cos u drop everything?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope this system never gets hacked.
    1. Chubbawokee's Avatar
      Chubbawokee -
      been able to wipe blackberry smartphones for years... it's actually a great feature when you r device contains sensitive material. glad to see that apple has improved on the system by allowing you to track your phone... i don't think people really appreciate the time and talent put into something like this.
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      appreciate what, the time it took to copy ilocalis. They love to steal from the jailbreakers.
    1. Chubbawokee's Avatar
      Chubbawokee -
      well i agree that it's not an original idea... but glad it's been added to native functionality.

      i feel sorry for the developers of ilocalis...
    1. guitar40ne's Avatar
      guitar40ne -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post

      photo courtesy: engadget

      Here's a cute little newly announced feature of 3.0 - Find My iPhone. Users who have the 3.0 firmware and MobileMe will be able to log in to MobileMe, see a map with their iPhone's physical location, and send a message to the iPhone instructing whoever has it to call a number.

      And you can use a Remote Wipe feature to erase all data on your iPhone, and restore it to factory settings. Here's hoping Apple never decides to take over the world....

      via Engadget
      its already up on me.com. just activate it in settings> mail> your me account> turn on find my iphone.

      well thats if you have 3.0. And well i tried Find my iphone out and works like a charm!!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      The fact that this is limited to only those with a MobileMe account it retarded.