Apple Updates Find My iPhone, Adds iOS 6 Support and Aesthetic Makeover
With today’s release of iOS 6
to the general public after months of beta testing, Apple is now launching their own applications with support for the new operating system. One of the more popular applications among iOS users is the free Find My iPhone application because it allows users to track stolen or lost iOS devices and Mac computers on a map from any devices that are linked to your Apple ID.
As shown above, the application icon has been changed to lighter colors that look great on your home screen. Below, you can see the new application interface, which has been completely redesigned to look so much better than the bland, boring look of the previous version (1.4) of Find My iPhone. At the login screen, colors pop out at you and when you log in, a gorgeous loading screen accompanies you where a compass pin wags left and right.
In addition, version 2.0 of Find My iPhone adds support for Apple’s new Maps application. It no longer uses Google Maps as a method of showing the location of your iOS devices. These maps from Apple are custom designed by the company and are supported by TomTom; they look a whole lot nicer than Google Maps:
When devices are located, their screens light up, showing a home screen or desktop. If they are not located, the screens will be blacked out. This is a nice little touch that adds to the aesthetic value of the application. The application adds support for battery charge indicators (located in the top right of the map) to show you the battery levels of your devices. The update also adds support for Lost Mode on devices running iOS 6 or newer; all of this within the new wooden frame of the application.
Find My iPhone is a free application and can be downloaded from this link
(App Store) to use with your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac computers.
Sources: App Store