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Apple Joining Anti-Theft Movement

The Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment is being agreed to by Apple

Apr 17 2014, 8:44am CDT | by

Apple Joining Anti-Theft Movement
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Smartphones are among the most stolen electronic devices on the planet. Unfortunate for Apple fans is the fact that iPhones are far and away the most stolen. That is why they are now agreeing to work alongside Android manufacturers to include anti-theft features in new iPhones in an effort to stop the problem.

Apple already included features in iOS 7 to help prevent untrusted access to iPhones, but this will add multiple new features into the phones. In particular, this means there will need to be a feature that will remotely wipe the phone, a remote PIN type lock, as well as the ability to recover all of the wiped information if the phone is recovered by the original owner.

Several of the features that Apple already has in place have been in line with these standards, although they still have work to do if they are going to completely comply with the regulations.

In total, the members of the agreement include: Apple, Google, AT&T, Asurion, HTC America, Huawei Device, Motorola, Microsoft, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, Samsung, and more. It isn’t known when these new features will be added, but we do know that Apple is hard at work on a new iOS system that will bring in many new features in addition to these now that Apple has agreed to their terms. More information should be released in the coming months as to what specifically iPhones will use to protect against theft.

Source: 9to5mac

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

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