New iOS 7 may lower stolen phone crime rates - report
According to mobile gadget news and reviews site GottaBeMobile, people are used to carrying less cash. Thieves had been lately targeting pricey gadgets including iPhones. The mobile gadget is priced hundreds of dollars and, like other phones, could be easily stolen. Even slightly-used iPhones could fetch around USD150 to USD300 depending on its condition. It would also take a few minutes for thieves to wipe out data and to re-activate a stolen iPhone, making it next to impossible to recover.
The mobile gadget news and reviews site, Apple Inc. had been getting ready to release a new addition to its mobile operating system for the iPhone, which would be integrated starting in its latest model moving forward. The iPhone's operating system called iOS7 would be integrated with Activation Lock software along with other security measures that would make it worthless once stolen.
Criminals would reportedly have a difficult time to unlock a stolen iPhone should the new iOS7 operating system work out, said GottaBeMobile. In addition to the iPhone 5C, Apple is projected to release the iPhone 5S, which is an updated version of the current iPhone 5.
Apple Inc's NASDAQ listed shares rose up by USD1.29 in premarket trading today.
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