The NYPD's Operation I.D. makes your phone a lot less steal-worthy
It's no secret that the new iPhone 5 is a popular phone amongst the public — it shattered pre-order records. That means that your iPhone 5 will be a pretty popular phone with thieves, as well. Is there any way to protect yourself? There are some common sense tips — don't leave your phone unattended anywhere that it could be stolen, and don't leave it in your car even if its locked. And if you live in New York City, the New York Police Department wants you to go one step further, requesting you register your phone through their Operation I.D. program.
See, Apple phones come with a Find My iPhone feature — a nice tool for finding lost phones, and an especially great tool for finding stolen ones and tracking down the bad guys. The New York Police is taking that one step further. They're in front of the flagship Apple store on New York City's Fifth Avenue asking iPhone 5 owners to register their device's serial number with them. The idea is that by establishing your ownership of a deviceRead More »from New York Police fighting iPhone 5 thieves preemptively