Iphone takes a secret pic as it shuts off?

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  1. rxpresto macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea if this is true. I heard someone say something about how when shutting down the Iphone, it snaps a pic right as the screen collapses. The pic is then stored in secret folder.

    Any truth to this rumor?
     
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  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Heh. That would be creepy.
    But seeing as there are no backround apps, I don't see this happening.
     
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    People start rumors all the time. Hell, someone just read your post and is probably already spreading it. :)
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    This is the first I've heard of anything like you describe. Sounds like scuttlebutt....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    He's real. Make no mistake.

    And its scuzzlebutt.
     
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    I just heard that we're getting MMS in the U.S. tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Oh, ok; I'm bookmarking this thread....lol
     
  9. swr2000 macrumors member

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    kind of a little too out there to be true in my opinion
     
  10. ajnagy macrumors newbie

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    I have heard about this a while back. Basically what happens is the iPhone takes a screenshot and saves it to a temporary file so it can animate the image. For example when you are going to the home screen from an app.
     
  11. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    You got it wrong, it takes a snapshot right at the moment you shutting down an application to be able to animate it as if it's going into the background. Not sure if they are still using this process with 3.0 and the 3GS.
     
  12. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Every now and then upon shutoff I will see an ultra fast white flash and can see why someone could mistake that for a photo being taken, I guess.

    Interesting theory though.
     
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    OMG the most amazing thing just happened. Upon hearing this, I hacked into my iPhone. Found a secret folder called, "shutdown snapshots." This was in that folder...
     

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  14. iphoneCraze1080 macrumors newbie

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    dude it just makes a sound like a camera...but hey this rumor at least got me laughing for sometime...thx for the joke
     
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    Thats the light bouncing off the aluminum foil in your windows.
     
  16. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I must say, I am highly impressed with someone actually posting a rumor on a rumors site. This truly is a rare, and momentous occasion. Back to all the MMS threads.
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    OH MY GOD HES WEAVING A BASKET
     
  18. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That went right over my head. :confused:
     
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    Oh ya gotta love

    those conspiracy web sites! I heard Bill gates really owns Apple that he put the buggy crap out for us windows people, then gives the better operating systems to Apple! (any truth)
     
  21. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    I do know that Safari takes a snapshot of every browser window when you reduce it and switch to a different window (notice how when you have 5 windows, there is an image on each one, but if you click on it, it has to load it).

    Is that what the crime-scene detectives told you? I think they are just trying to make you nervous. Next, they'll probably tell you that the phone records everything you say, even when the phone is off. "We are going to find out either way, you might as well just tell us." Good thing you don't have a 3GS, it's rumored that it video records EVERYTHING! :eek:

    Here is why your comment is NOT true: If the camera took images without permission, there would be lawsuits. Some girl would turn her phone off in the bathroom, and someone would find the phone, and then there would be a huge lawsuit against Apple. The iPhone does NOT take a photo everytime you turn it off.

    Now everyone on here knows what you look like.
     
  22. PNutts macrumors 601

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    As the other posters correctly pointed out, it isn't a camera picture but a screenshot of your screen so it can be animated.

    Why it is important is that these screenshots are what you were doing at the time you changed screens: Texts, e-mails, photos, etc. Some people think it matters very much and is one of many security reasons corporations are slow to adopt the iPhone. It is also why law enforcement is so interested in forensics: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596153588/

    With that said, I haven't seen any information regarding 3GS.
     
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    Here's another article about this subject - it is true by the way:

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/09/hacker-says-sec/

    I heard that the staff in the apple stores have the ability to look at these files if they think there's something shady about a customer request....
     
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    Why would the staff need this ability (if they even have it)?
     

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