Home invasion suspects caught with iPhone's help
A Chicago thief and his accomplice may regret stealing an iPhone during a series of home invasions. In one robbery, the suspect took an iPhone after he pistol-whipped a woman and two men and then forced them into a bathroom. The suspect was apprehended after police used a GPS app to locate the stolen phone. The report doesn't mention what GPS app they used, but it's likely Find my iPhone or a third-party competitor.
Apple hasn't released any stats on the number of people using the Find My iPhone service, nor how many devices have been recovered thanks to its presence. Judging from the news reports and the tips we receive, the list of recovered devices is probably long. I've enabled Find My iPhone and Find My Mac on all my Apple products just in case I ever need it, have you?
Subscribe to Newsletter
Software Updatesmore updates
- Daylite 5 adds refinements to the business management app
- 1Password 4.5 for iOS gains features, slims down
- IFTTT for iPad brings service/device mashups to your favorite tablet
- Daily App: Rormix brings indie music videos to your iPhone and iPad
- Pebble updates its iOS app with new apps, sharing options and v2.1 fix
- PSA: Pebble for iOS v.2.1 update contains critical flaw that breaks the app - Update