September 8, 2011

Apple's "Find My iPhone" Helps Find Plane Crash Site

Apple's "Find My iPhone" feature is available to help find your phone (or not) if you lose it, or maybe if someone snags your newest iPhone 5 prototype at a bar near San Francisco. The feature turns the phone into a small broadcasting beacon that sends back its location from the internal GPS sensor. Superimposed on a map, the feature can be pretty good at helping you find that lost phone.

In Chille, one passenger on a plane was carrying their iPhone, and when officials had trouble locating the wreckage, a relative pulled up the Find My iPhone feature to locate it. Sadly while they found the wreckage, they did not find any survivors.

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Posted by Scott Martin at September 8, 2011 6:35 AM

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