iCloud Helps Kentucky Woman Get Her Stolen iPhone BackBy: Chris Crum - September 19, 2012
Chalk up another success for Apple’s iCloud. A Louisville woman was able to help police track down a man who allegedly stole her iPhone thanks to Apple’s service.
A 56-year-old man named Granville A. Cobble was reportedly arrested, and charged with theft by unlawful taking. According to Louisville’s Courier Journal, the woman tracked the phone to a repair store in the city. The newspaper reports:
Police said Cobble tried to sell the phone there, but the store refused to buy the phone because Cobble didn’t know the password to unlock the phone. The store owner told police Cobble was a “regular customer of the store,” according to the report.
The store was able to provide police with a photo of Cobble, leading to his identification, according to the report.
WDRB reports that, according to an arrest warrant, the phone was stolen when someone broke into the woman’s car while it was parked at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.
Apple’s operating system, iOS, is getting its much anticipated iOS 6 update today, and along with that comes some new iCloud features.