Find My iPhone Busts Burglars

By  |  Monday, August 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

A man in Shadyside, PA corralled some crooks using the Find My iPhone feature of his iPhone’s MobileMe account after he was robbed on Sunday. Local police worked with the man to make the arrests and recover his property.

Of course, the thieves simply could have turned off location tracking, or just shut the phone off. John Dillinger they were not.

I don’t pay for MobileMe, because I get most of its features for free through other services. Apple’s addition of Find My iPhone to the iPhone 3.0 software almost enticed me to pay for it, but MobileMe still wasn’t a good fit for me.

My main concern is losing my phone–whether it’s damaged, lost or stolen. It would be great if Apple could provide a product to fit that requirement. I’d be willing to pay for insurance, and for the Find My iPhone feature of MobileMe. I’m sure that I’m not the only one. How about it Apple?


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