SAN FRANCISCO – US prosecutors have given the thumbs up to the new activation lock feature of Apple’s latest released mobile software iOS7 and urged all iPhone & iPad users to upgrade their existing software to the latest iOS7 version of OS.
George Gascón (District Attorney in San Francisco) and Eric T. Schneiderman (Attorney General in New York) released the statement after Apple released the iOS7 today for downloading on existing i Devices – all thanks to the simplicity of the security measure used in the latest update. According to the prosecutors, iOS 7’s unique feature, “activation lock” (although it’s a minor tweak) will act as a theft deterrent and will help to decrease the global epidemic of smartphone theft as the device will be of no use and will have no value in the secondary market after being stolen, and only the owner of the smartphone can unlock the device.
Activation Lock works like this:
Guess, if any thief (or one of your friend) steals your i Device and try to disable Find My iPhone, he can’t reactivate your iPhone or iPad. Similarly, if he/she wipe/clear the device, they will be left with the only option to sign in with your Apple ID and password, which you should keep it secret.
They have also urged to use the Find My iPhone, password lock as well as the latest fingerprint scanner feature in the latest iPhone 5S onward. As in their Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) initiative, they urged Samsung, Google, Sony and other smartphone manufacturers to provide the same security features in order to decrease the crime and we hope they are not telling to copy the Apple’s innovations!