So, I was just reading looking at my RSS feeds this morning at the downtown Fort Wayne Starbucks. Â While looking over updates for the morning, I noticed the Apple MobileMe RSS had an update (read it here: http://www.apple.com/mobileme/news/2009/06/find-my-iphone-announced-at-wwdc09.html). Â The entry was about the new Find My iPhone feature that Apple just announced at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC).
Here’s the brief (very brief) run-down:
Suppose you have an iPhone, and it gets lost or stolen. Â Using Apple’s new feature, you can log into your mobileMe platform and find out EXACTLY where that iPhone is. Â You can even remotely “wipe” all the data from the phone.
The feature also works with the iPod touch for those of us stuck with Verizon Cell Phones.
Here’s a couple of notes:
- You must have a mobileMe subscription – which I think it totally worth it for the sync features alone
- The feature won’t be available until the new iPhone 3.0 OS is realeased on June 17
- Obviously, the iPod Touch can only transmit its location over open Wi-Fi – so it’s not really that useful
I’ve included two screenshots from my mobileMe account below: