"Track my iPhone" helps owner recover "lost" phone

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  1. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha, great comment on the page: "great story, glad you got your phone back. you're lucky you didn't get shot in the face." Seriously, no kidding..
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I would have done the same thing. I also might've gone back to the restaurant that night and asked the guy's manager if he knew/cared that he was employing a thief.
     
  4. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    I am saddened that no one has commented on this.

    And that was an epic story. I would feel proud haha.
     
  5. superxero3 macrumors regular

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    i was questioning paying the 100$ for mobile me (my trial is up in a month), but this story totally made it worth it!
     
  6. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    I know 5 other guys who have an iphone at college and we have agreed to buy a mobileme account between ourselves just for the idisk and the find my iphone feature.
    You can have you mobile me account on as many iphones as you want thus find my iphone can track all of them.
    £10/year is not bad for around 3.5gb of online storage for stuff that you may need on school computers as well as a back up for incase you loose your iphone
     
  7. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you f***ing your iPhone? :p

    *thread title*
     
  8. starstudded macrumors newbie

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  9. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    That made me LOL - best sentence! Glad you found it - what a hell of a chase.

    Now looking into actually getting MobileMe.....
     
  10. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Question: If the guy who lost hte iPhone had remotely wiped his phone after trying to get a response from the thieve first time round, could he still locate the iPhone ?

    So, the iPhone has been restored, but can it still be tracked from me.com ?
     
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    Hop on Amazon, you can get it for $60. Totally worth it.
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Great story but I think it's bulls$%#. Has all the trappings of a geek Internet hoax.
     
  14. kolax macrumors G3

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    I've never gotten as good location as the screenshots there with my location on the phone or via Find My iPhone.

    Good story though.
     
  15. Woz Beard macrumors regular

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    What an astounding story!

    Congrats! Now back to your Lego, friend. :cool:
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    There was nothing racist in that story.

    You people are so over sensitive. I bet you're thinking he shouldn't have even mentioned race in the story. :rolleyes:
     
  17. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    Excellent story, thanks for taking the time to post it!
     
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    They should have went to the police. What if the guy who took it had a gun?
     
  20. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing. Good story telling, it sucked me into it totally. Being from Chicago, I know how some of those neighborhoods can be scary.
     
  21. jonessodarally macrumors member

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    I was half-hoping to get to the tracking part of the story and see something about how one of his friends had just updated his carrier file so he could tether the macbook to his iphone. :rolleyes:

    Edit: not the stolen iPhone, but he said one of his other friends had an iphone with him too.
     
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  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Then what would you have meant by xenophobic? Xenophobia is fear of what is different or unknown. What else besides racism would have been referring to in the story?

    and if you check the wikipage of xenophobia the See Also links mention Racism by country first as well as genocide and nativism. And THAT is not a coincidence.
     
  24. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    xenophobia |ˌzēnəˈfōbēə; ˌzenə-|
    noun
    intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries : racism and xenophobia are steadily growing in Europe.
     

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