NYPD tells Apple iPhone owners to update to iOS 7
0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2013, 20:16 posted on
The NYPD must be getting tired of writing up reports of stolen Apple iPhone units; considering that iOS 7 includes some new security features, New York's Finest are handing out notices in the big, uh, Apple. The notices suggest that iOS 7 be installed by iPhone users because of the new security features that it comes with. It also points out that the update is free...
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1. zig8100 (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
Maybe they want to able to shut your phone off. Shutting off all recording features and radios to your iphone. Love how they always make it seem like its for your own good.
19. dangchitrung (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
No. Just because they think IOS 7 sports a better Apple Maps. They have been fed up with lost sheeeeep using IOS 6 maps.
24. zhiae (unregistered)
no.becuase the bypass is easier.
25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
First Obama protect Apple, then NYPD tells Apple iPhone owners to update to iOS 7, in my opinion there is no doubt that Apple collaborate with NSA.
2. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
They want your finger prints and access to the features that the NSA slipped in.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Absolutely! Things like remote activation of the phone to record conversations. Especially since the battery can not be pulled.
21. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I wonder how updating to iOS 7 will give the NSA access to my fingerprints
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Of course there is no access to your fingerprints on previous iPhone models since they don't have fingerprint scanner, but on iPhone 5S there is big probability.
34. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
This isn't about the 5S is it though? It's about current iPhone users installing iOS 7.
3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Getting sick and tired of that picture.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Last time when one of PhoneArena writers put picture with black guy in handcuffs, it automatically became racism even if there was no racism. So this time in article picture we can see white male in handcuffs and this time it is not racism, this time it is everything fine. :D
4. cncrim (Posts: 838; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Hate to admit this but i do give credit to Apple is reinvented Activation Lock.
5. maherk (Posts: 3874; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Stop it with all the accusations that kids keep on throwing at the cops left and right. They have their own flows just like any system on this planet. If a murder happened in your house, if anything wrong goes with you, don't tell me that you won't rush to your phone and call 911!!
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The US is the most heavily armed country in the world. The intruder would be shot first, and then 911 would be called. Look at what happened to Trayvon Martin.
11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Actually 911 was called first, then Mr. Martin shot second... and then 911 called third?
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
My point was that there is a preference to taking matters into their own hands in response to maherk's post about whining and then rushing to call 911.
If Zimmerman had been at home, he probably would have just shot an intruder and then called 911 - I certainly would. If someone is trying to break into my home, there is no way on Earth that the PD is going to be able to respond in time to stop an intruder. Time to break out the Remington 870 Pump that is loaded with 00 Buck.
36. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That man would probably invite someone in, shoot them, break his own Window, then call 911.
8. Sauce (unregistered)
The new activation lock is very nice.
12. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
Yup. Works even after the person wipes, restores, or even downgrades the device. Brilliant.
10. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Who will suggest to update to ios7, next? The greengrocer?
"Here's the salad, and remember to update to iOS 7!"
It's getting ridicolous.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
No, next will be signs posted (and flyers distributed) at bars warning patrons to upgrade their iPhones so that if their iPhone is stolen at the bar, they can protect themselves....
13. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Somehow I don't see updating the OS slowing down people who have a desire to steal iPhones. If they want the phone, they'll steal it and worry about security protocols later.
16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
There is a value to the parts of an iPhone.
23. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I'm sure there is, but let's not pretend the parts is the reason why iPhone theft is so high.
32. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)
No, insurance is. Yet another gazillion of old iPhone 4 and 5 are about to be "stolen" within a few months time :-)
22. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
But once the stolen phone is locked, they won't be able to sell it. It won't happen overnight, but eventually people will catch on and realize they are not worth stealing.
Maybe now they'll start stealing Android devices?
29. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol! I looooove Android phones, but I doubt it. Android phones don't have the prestige or status that comes with the iPhone. If you compare these phones to cars (mine will be more practicle, I promise) I would say the iphone is a Cadillac CSX, while Androids can be anything else in the GM family from the Chevy Spark to a Hummer 1, H2, or H3. Still very nice capable phones, but they just don't catch people attention add much.