Friday, April 3, 2009
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 01:00 PM
"A patent application shows that Apple is considering adding a security mechanism to the iPhone that would cause it to automatically phone a security agency after being stolen. Upon detecting a force exceeding a predetermined threshold, the device would enter a prevention mode, causing it to send a security transmission in the form of a telephone call or email containing it's GPS coordinates."
In the patent application, it discusses how this would be activated such as sudden movements beyond a certain vibration threshold, pre-determined standby time, etc. Seems to me it should be a lot simpler than that, like logging into a website that you have registered with previously and activating it that way. Or perhaps by calling your phone and punching in a code. I just think this sounds too complicated, but I'm glad they are at least trying to come up with something like this since I've been the victim of an iPhone theft previously and this would have been handy!