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

Cheating wife busted thanks to the new Apple iPhone app,
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



1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hey if you cheat then that's on you

16. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

LMAO. This is amazing. :)

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008


2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

True but that's one psycho bitch

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

21. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Yeah I agree with you!

3. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011


4. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 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

6. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 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...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

7. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

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

8. iphone 5 unregistered

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11. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Or tun GPS off

17. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

22. Kease

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Excellent insight.

25. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

I love this.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol that's what you get for cheating, better just end the relationship. I just remember this

14. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

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

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...

18. guy at a sprint store unregistered

well played sir, well played

27. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Good for him...hope he takes her to the cleaners. Cheaters never win. What up, A-Rod?

28. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

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

29. WhoWeTalkinBout

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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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