Lastnight, Apple decided to activate the “Find My iPhone” feature that was announced yesterday at Apples WWDC keynote speech. The “Find My iPhone” feature is a iPhone locate service that works through Mobile Me & GPS.
Say I misplace my iPhone, and someone who works at the establishment I left it at finds it, well most people would just look in the phone book and try to call someone like Home, Mom or Dad, well I lock my iPhone so they can’t do that.
This is where the new “Find My iPhone” feature comes in handy. I login to Mobile Me, and locate my iPhone on a Google Map. I have left my iPhone inside Lenox Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Well it is inside a steal building so it can’t get a exact location, just with in a hundred feet. Well that doesn’t help much because I visited like 20 stores while I was there.
Well this is where Apple took it a step further. Not only can you locate your iPhone, but I can also push a message to the iPhone saying if found please email me or call me at some number or email. Well, ring ring, my friend’s, who is with me, iPhone rings and it is the store manager from the Lenox Mall Apple Store letting me know he found my iPhone next to a iMac in the store.
Not to quote Staples, but “That Was Easy.”
I have played with the feature, and have no complaints, it works wonderfully. I was able to find my iPhone in side Lenox Mall and even in a parking garage outside the mall. This is a great feature, and probably the feature that put the biggest smile on my face during yesterdays keynote at WWDC.
WHEN YOU UPGRADE TO IPHONE OS 3.0 ENABLE THIS FEATURE IMMEDITLY VIA THE MOBILE ME SETTINGS ON THE IPHONE.