Thieves are going to love that gold one.
When a policeman asks me to do something, I can be overcome with suspicion.
For example, when a policeman asked me to pull over at the next exit on the freeway, I had a feeling it was for his benefit, rather than mine.
So when the New York Police Department started handing out flyers outside the city's Apple stores on Friday, I had to wonder how this would help them.
Well, it would appear that the police in New York are entirely fed up of chasing after iPhone thieves.
In New York, iPhone and iPad theft leaped 40 percent in 2012. It's showing no signs of slowing.
So the NYPD would like all iPhone owners to download iOS 7 immediately.
As AllThingsD reports, the fliers explained: "Should your iPhone get lost or stolen, it cannot be reprogrammed without an Apple ID and password."
This is thanks to Activation Lock, which prevents a thief from deactivating your Find My Phone feature.
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