Stolen IPhones May Soon Report Themselves To The Police

Posted: Apr 2 2009, 11:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:43pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


Stolen iPhones may soon report themselves to the Police
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A new patent filing by Apple may soon see your iPhone contacting local law enforcement if stolen.

Apple have filed a patent which describes a implementation of loss prevention software which would notify a security type agency that in turn could then hand matters over to your local police station for them to send an officer to the phones current whereabouts based on GPS coordinates. Users would be able to set preferences that determine various states or circumstances in which the iphone would automatically switch itself into security mode if left idle or certain inputs have not been carried out.
Via Appleinsider

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