/// Police in New York Really Want You to Download iOS 7

September 21, 2013  |  All Things Digital


The New York Police Department has more of a relationship with Apple’s iPhone than merely performing crowd control at and around Apple stores on iPhone launch days like yesterday. A new iPhone model also means a probable uptick in attempts to steal them. And since Friday’s launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c also happens to coincide with the launch of Apple’s iOS 7, which has some new security measures intended to deter theft, New York’s finest and other police agencies around the U.S. are making an effort to get people to download it. The new feature is called Activation Lock (read the official information from Apple here ) and basically what it does is force anyone who has the phone — including anyone who has stolen it — to enter an Apple ID and password before they can turn off the “Find My Phone” security feature, erase it or reactivate it. Naturally, this feature is helpful to police who are often called upon to locate stolen phones, so they’re pushing iPhone owners to download the new OS. My friend Jim Rosenberg just Tweeted this picture of a handout his partner Santiago was given by an NYPD officer outside a subway station on 168th St. in Manhattan. NYPD has a message for you iPhone and iPad folks pic.twitter.com/cxzHLpgh60 — Jim Rosenberg (@jimrosenberg) September 21, 2013 Some of New York’s finest were also spotted handing out these fliers near an Apple Store. NYPD cops are in front of Apple stores passing out flyers telling me to update my iOS.

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Police in New York Really Want You to Download iOS 7


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