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.
Officers have been spotted handing out fliers near Apple Stores. Jim Rosenberg was given a flier that reads:
ATTENTION APPLE USERS!!!!!
As of Wednesday, September 18, 2013 the new iOS 7 feature brings added security to your Apple devices.
● By downloading the new operating system, should your device be lost or stolen it cannot be reporgrammed without an Apple ID and password.
● The download is FREE from Apple.
● For additional information on iOS 7 features visit www.Apple.com.
The NYPD has also been posting to Facebook groups and encouraging parents and other users to upgrade their devices.
With iOS 7, Find My iPhone includes a new feature called Activation Lock, which makes it more difficult for anyone else to use or sell your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you ever lose it. When you turn on Find My iPhone in iOS 7, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can:
● Turn off Find My iPhone on your device
● Erase your device
● Reactivate and use your device
Check out the handouts below!