De Craciun se intampla si miracole si Apple trebuie sa fie in centrul atentiei doar vinde produse magice nu? De data aceasta avem o poveste adevarata care are in prim-plan o masina furata, un iPhone deschis si functia Find My iPhone din MobileMe care a salvat ziua. Povestea suna cam asa: unui american i-a fost furata o masina si dupa ce a fost ignorat de politie a decis sa foloseasca functia Find My iPhone pentru a o gasi. Dupa ce o localizeaza pe harta suna la politia dintr-un alt stat american, un politist este trimis sa o gaseasca, acesta aresteaza suspectii, unul dintre ei scapa de catuse, il calca pe politist si fuge cu masina. Posesorul ei le da politistilor detalii in legatura cu locatia masinii, acestia urmaresc suspectul si totul se terminal cu masina rasturnandu-se de cateva ori pe o autostrada.
Povestea pare “fabricata” insa e reala iar un clip video al unei stiri prezentate la o televiziune americana gasiti aici. Mentionez ca acolo se citeaza gresit OnStare ca serviciul ce a ajutat la descoperirea masinii.
Pretty amazing Christmas Story! Early this morning my 2005 Land Rover was stolen from the Marriott in Wichita Falls TX. The local police put me on hold, transferred me around and did nothing. My iPhone was in the car in between the seats and turned on. I tracked it using MobileMe Find My Phone to HWY 287 on the way to Decatur. When they exited the highway and headed on a Farm road for Justin TX a few miles away, I contacted the Justin Police and with the help of a very savvy operator we pinpointed the car at a Sonic. While I was on the phone with her, she said the officer sees your car and is going to make the arrest. A few minutes later she frantically calls me to start tracking the car again. The officer had handcuffed the suspects, sat one down on the curb while putting the other in the back seat. When he got back, the guy had Houdini’d the cuffs from behind his back to the front, fought with the officer and jumped in my car, dragged him and ran over him. I followed the car on the iPhone and directed the Highway Patrol to where he was – high speed chase ending with him flipping the Land Rover several times. The policeman is going to be fine – he is at the hospital with multiple bruises etc. The screenshot is where the car thieves ran over the policeman and escaped. I am just so thankful the policeman was not seriously hurt – I could care less about the car or the crook.