Apple proposed patent has iPhone “lock-down” mode when stolen

patent2-090402-1Apple has submitted an application to patent that would see your iPhone go into “lock down” mode if it gets stolen.

When activated it would notify authorities and dispatch them via its GPS coordinates. It reads: “To provide greater security, an electronic device in a security mode can be configured to enter a ‘lock-down’ mode when the device is exposed to vibration or acceleration above a predetermined lock-down threshold, thereby preventing unauthorized use of the device,” the company adds. “The vibration/acceleration lock-down threshold for a lock-down mode may be set to be the same as a security threshold for sending a security transmission or may be set to a different level of vibration/acceleration.”

Source: Mactropolis