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Report Says iOS 7 Activation Lock Has Significantly Reduced iPhone Theft

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Report Says iOS 7 Activation Lock Has Significantly Reduced iPhone Theft

Apple included a brand new anti-theft function ‘Activation Lock to the Discover My iPhone service’ in iOS 7. It ties your Apple ID so a stolen or misplaced system can’t be restored or used with out credentials.


The NYT says that New York Lawyer Basic Eric Schneiderman introduced the approaching of the Activation Lock has decreased the variety of iPhone associated theft.
“The introduction of kill switches has clearly had an impact on the conduct of smartphone thieves,” Mr. Schneiderman stated in an interview. “If these may be canceled just like the equal of canceling a bank card, these are going to be the equal of stealing a paperweight.”
The report highlights iPhone robberies dropping by 24 % in London and 38 % in New York. The NY police additionally stated that there was a 29 % drop in Apple product-associated robberies within the first 5 months of this yr, in comparison with the primary 5 months of 2013.

Lawmakers have been lengthy pushing for higher anti-theft options in smartphones. HTC, Google, Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, Huawei, and Samsung made a dedication to incorporate such know-how of their units at first of 2015.

It’s good to see such options serving to lower crime. You may as well allow the Activation lock in your iPhone. Nevertheless, we nonetheless root for Apple arising with an answer to cease one thing turning off the system with no Contact ID or password, so an unauthorized individual can’t cease the gadget from being tracked. It was a shock to see one thing like this lacking from iOS eight.

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