San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón released survey results yesterday that he says makes an argument for Apple to enable its activation lock ios 7 security feature on all iPhones. The DA has been publicly leading the charge for a solution to rising cell phone thefts. When activation locks are enabled on a device then no one can bypass lock. That device will be a useless device to thefts.
“Apple should be commended for leading the way and making efforts to safeguard their customers, but it is still too early to tell how effective their solution will be,” Gascon said in a statement. “Until Activation Lock is fully opt-out, it appears many iPhone owners will not have the solution enabled. This leaves iPhone users at risk as thieves cannot distinguish between those devices that have the feature enabled and those that do not.”
It’s really worth noting here that roughly 300 people, mainly from San Francisco, responded to the survey between November 4 and 19. So sure, while 90% of them had iPhones and almost 80% had Activation Lock enabled, so we can say that the small sample size doesn’t really prove anything.
But Gascón is still using the results to push his thoughts and results, which definitely a good one. The District Attorney is trying to champion a kill switch feature for all handsets, which would let carriers send a message to stolen smartphones that would make them unusable.
According to data from his office, one in three thefts in the US involves a mobile device. And more than 50% of robberies in San Francisco in 2012 were because of mobile devices. Apple, for its part, introduced Activation Lock in iOS 7 and its new Touch ID feature on the newly resealed iPhone 5s.
Apple has already made some moves for their activation ios 7 locks features. Now people using ios 7.x when they update to next ios version of ios 7 via OTA then after the update being completed perfectly it goes to the Activation screen lock and it asks for the Apple ID. Then you have put the Apple ID then it will unlock your device. You can check about icloud activation lock status
website. Once you have inserted the Apple ID then your device will be unlocked and without the Apple ID there is no other way to bypass the ios 7 activation lock.
Apple has released ios 7.1 beta 2 with new improvements and features. if you want to update to it then you can register your UDID
and update to ios 7.1 beta’s right now.
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