Is the setting "Find My iPhone" new in 3.0?

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  1. globalwidget macrumors newbie

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    I was poking around my iPhone Settings in 3.0 and came across this under 'Mail,Contacts,Calendar">(my main mail account)>MobileMe and at the bottom is a setting for turning on "Find My iPhone" when turned on a dialog come up saying "This enables the "Find My iPhone" service on your MobileMe account at me.com"

    I looked at MobileMe but this service isn't up yet.

    I'm guessing this will use IPs to find your lost/stolen phone or at least keep limited track of your kids?

    If this is old news, sorry. I searched for "find my iphone" and of course lots of lamenting about iTunes not finding it, etc. came up.
     

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  2. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    If that is reaL it would be worth the $100 a month to try and find a lost or stolen iphone..
     
  3. sd2009 macrumors 6502

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    yes its real, yes its new. it tracks your iphone via gbs with mobileme.
     
  4. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Even better at $100 a year ;)
     
  5. globalwidget thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It would add some value to the service. I'd been thinking of dropping it...

    I could spy on my wife, kids, maybe get my phone back...
     
  6. globalwidget thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sleepstodream, got a link to that info? I couldn't find anything on "Find My iPhone" without a ton of people having problems hooking up their phones showing up.
     
  7. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    haha.. YEA $100 A YEAR!!!

    I wonder if it would still "find" the phone even though its been restored??
     
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  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you can only turn it off in MobileMe once it's been turned on, regardless of restore/jailbreak/whatever. It's probably something that is enabled in the 3.0 software by default, and turning it on then links your MobileMe account to it. Once it's linked, it should always be able to find the phone so long as the phone is turned on. Wouldn't matter if it had been restored because your MM account would already have all the info it needs to track the GPS hardware.

    Just a guess.
     
  10. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my MobileMe for cheap off amazon. Works great. Next is AppleCare from eBay. I saw one today for $135, couldn't believe it.
     
  11. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Yup, I got my AppleCare from eBay. For HALF what they wanted at the Apple Store. :rolleyes:
     
  12. benflick macrumors 68020

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    OP, you kinda aren't allowed to post screenshots of the 3.0 firmware.
     
  13. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    Yea I would guess that it can only be turned off via MobileMe, it probably looks for the iPhone with your specific serial# which won't ever change even with a restore
     
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  15. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    What If you were to sell it to someone whom you want to stalk. CREEPY
     
  16. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I bought MobileMe for $35 on eBay. The seller emailed the code and I was up and running in less than 10 minutes.
     
  17. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    There are probably easier ways to stalk someone than convincing them to buy a $700 phone.
     
  18. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    The future is here, today!

    But yes, there are easier ways to stalk. I mean, I wouldn't know about that.
     
  19. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    WOULDNT be fun search for an stollen iphone with another iphone in REAL TIME =D thanks to the an app synch with mobileme?'
     

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