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Cheating wife busted thanks to the new Apple iPhone app, "Find my Friends"

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One of the new apps that has hit the App Store is the "Find my Friend" app that helps you find other nearby iOS users in the area for fun and frolic. There are times when you find yourself using an app for a different reason than it was intended for, and if you believe the story of  Thomas Metz as written in the MacRumors forum, you can see where "Find my Friend" might have other good uses than getting together with other iOS totin' people for a good time.

The story begins with Mr. Metz purchasing a new Apple iPhone 4S for his Wife and loading "Find my Friends" onto the phone without her knowledge. Later in the day, his wife told him that she was at her friends house in the east village. Now, it turns out that Mr. Metz had some suspicion about his wife and a guy who lives uptown. He checks "Find my Friends" and sure enough, instead of being in the east village, she is at this uptown address with that other guy. According to Mr. Metz, he texted his wife who lied to him that she was on 10th Street.

Of course, Apple probably didn't expect that the app would be used for checking up on the alibi of a cheating spouse, but it certainly keeps everyone honest. As far as the husband is concerned, well, Mr. Metz is far from depressed about the incident. In fact, in his post, he thanks Apple and the App Store. As he put it, "Those beautiful treasure trove of screen shots (is) going to play well when I meet her at the lawyer's office in a few weeks. Thankfully, she's the rich one."

source: MacRumors via IntoMobile

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posted on 17 Oct 2011, 01:26 8

1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Hey if you cheat then that's on you

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:26 4

16. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

LMAO. This is amazing. :)

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:33 5

23. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


posted on 17 Oct 2011, 01:53 10

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Very smart! I had a customer do something very similar except she added a new line, download Family Locator on the phone and put it in the trunk of her boyfriends car. She set a perimeter around his ex-girlfriends house and just waited for the notification. When she received the text that he in that area, she went home, packed his clothes and went the the ex-girlfriends. She called him up asked where he was, he lied of course. So she rang the doorbell, opened a jug of bleach, and when the ex answered, my customer dumped bleach all over the clothing, the ex, and the interior of his car! So the lesson here today...don't screw with or cheat on the tech savvy!

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 06:11 10

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

True but that's one psycho bitch

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 09:22 6

19. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

This is how it begins next we will hear how someone got robbed or killed because of this technology. You know there are some sick individuals out there. I can see the headlines now on CNN or Fox News. Cheating man or woman killed because man or woman tracked them with the Find my Friends App. Also man shot & killed during drug deal gone bad because he was tracked by the Find my Friend App. It’s only a matter of time! People will always kill, & this can make it even easier now for that sick individual.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 10:02 7

21. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

If this happens, it's because they don't understand the tech. You have to ALLOW people to follow you. Just disable ability to follow you once you leave a location. You really should be signed out unless you know you're going to use it.

People that don't understand how it works shouldn't download the app. These are the same people that should disable "In app purchases" because they'll rack up $4,000 in Smurf Village wheel barrows.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:48 3

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

lol Yeah I agree with you!

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 01:56 2

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


posted on 17 Oct 2011, 02:02 2

4. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

one of the first responses i found from similiar apps was.... i bet a jealous bf will use it to keep track of gf....

so its not a suprise

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 03:40 4

6. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

better to be suspicious or jealous (if rightful), then to be treated like a stupid pile of crap and be f***ed around with.

true story...

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:35 2

24. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

jealousy is a self fulfilling prophesy. You will drive your partner into the situation you constantly question them on as they will get tired of your mistrust.

On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with a normally trusting person doing some minor detective work when they think they have been wronged.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 02:26 2

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Lol I have hears of stories of bfs or husbands and vise versa logging into their lovers facebooks and reading messages and finding out their being cheated on. Oh stupid people do stupid things.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 05:13 2

7. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I do remember saying, "What could possibly go wrong??"! LMAO!

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 05:21

8. iphone 5 (unregistered)

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posted on 17 Oct 2011, 05:25 1

9. jacko (unregistered)

copy of googles latitude


posted on 17 Oct 2011, 06:54 2

11. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

never bring a smartphone when cheating.. just bring a regular, black and white phone..

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:06 4

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Or tun GPS off

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:30 3

17. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

What's better is to establish a non commital relationship(s), especially when you KNOW you don't want to be with only one person. It's simple, really.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 09:23 3

20. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

If it were that simple, really, why would millions of spouses out there cheat? It's not a matter of knowing you don't want to only be with one person. People don't plan to be cheaters from the outset. Most cheaters enter relationships thinking they're too good/strong/honest to cheat, then get proven wrong.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:30 2

22. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Excellent insight.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:41 2

25. EFchris91 (Posts: 22; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

I love this.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:05 2

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Lol that's what you get for cheating, better just end the relationship. I just remember thishttp://xkcd.com/596/

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:13 1

14. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

He could have found out a long time ago if he had Android phones using Google Lattitude.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:16 1

15. hepresearch (unregistered)

I didn't need "Find My Friend" to tell me where my wife was... her cheating partner was super loud and obnoxious, so when he got a hold of her phone and called me to gloat over it, I knew right away as he told me all about it (and I recorded most of the conversation). I was lucky in a way, I guess. I had never considered the idea before... never supposed it was even a possibility at that point. I've officially been a free man again for three years now...

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 07:47 2

18. guy at a sprint store (unregistered)

well played sir, well played

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 11:59 1

27. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Good for him...hope he takes her to the cleaners.

Cheaters never win.

What up, A-Rod?

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 15:57 1

28. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)

This is refreshing, as our normal back and forth about iPhones & Android devices has turned into a dicussion about relationships!!! Lol.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 20:21 1

29. WhoWeTalkinBout (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Turns out the guy she was cheating with was an Android user. When asked why did she do it, she proclaimed " I was tired of the same thing year after year and wanted something a little more *customizable* if you know what i mean"...

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