Way to secure iPhone?

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  1. Macinthelou, Mar 16, 2011
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    Macinthelou macrumors member

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    I would like to set up my iPhone with an external speaker in a semi-public place, so I am looking for some sort of lock I can attach to the iPhone so it can't be stolen. I realize that there is nothing that can completely prevent this, I am just looking for some sort of deterrent, like a cable lock for a laptop.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    (I should note that this is an iPhone 3G)
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    I've never heard of such a thing. You could get a plexiglass box, cut a hole in it for the charging cable, then nail the box to the table somehow.
     
  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Maybe just use a regular ol' iPod?

    I'd never leave my personal cell in a place where people could mess with it. What happens if someone thinks it's funny to call 911 from your iPhone and run away?
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    I agree. Use an iPod, CD, etc ... but don't leave your cell.
     
  5. Macinthelou thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 4, this is my old iPhone 3G, so it's not really my cell phone anymore, effectively, it's an iPod touch...
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'd suggest going to an Apple/AT&T store and asking an associate what the would recommend. I doubt the locks they use are commercially available, but they may be able to give you some tips. That said, I would pick up a nano or stream the music, as others have said you probably will need to use the phone at some point and it just seems a little risky all around.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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