Since Apple started using iCloud to block iPhones, the results have not been long in coming. Last June we told you how the number of iPhone thefts had fallen in New York, London and San Francisco and today we tell you the updated numbers in these same cities.
In New York, the number of iPhones thefts has dropped by 25%, 40% in San Francisco and an impressive 50% in London. In the British capital half of iPhones are already stolen a couple of years ago, and this happens despite the fact that there are many more iPhones circulating in its streets, due to the increase in the number of iPhone users, especially pronounced after the past. Christmas.
As time goes by and as the knowledge of this block spreads among friends of others, the iPhone is no longer a smartphone that is worth stealing because if it is blocked, it has no remedy without having the password of the account. Apple for which it is blocked.
Although the urban legends on the subject continue to run on the Internet, and although at specific moments there has been the possibility of unlocking them, after the relevant improvements of the activation system by Apple it is simply impossible to use an iPhone that is blocked with an iCloud account . iOS 8, in fact, already active Find my iPhone by default in the settings as soon as we set up an Apple account. This, if you are going to sell your iPhone, could be an inconvenience, but for that kind of cases the original owner of the machine always has a quick method that allows to free an iPhone blocked with iCloud from any place ... and that only if he has forgotten to do this before Apple has thought well about everything, and Google is already launching a similar system for Android terminals. That's why it's very good news to see how smartphone theft statistics go down. The updated data is from the Reuters news agency.