Allen Engstrom left his iPad on a plane, where it was apparently stolen (unless you belong to the “finders keepers” camp). He still doesn’t have the device in his possession, but he’s gaining plenty of entertainment value from it.
The person who Engstrom believes has the iPad has been taking photos of herself, and they’ve been appearing in his iCloud account, so he can see what she looks like and the faces she is making.
ABC 10 News out of Little Rock reports:
Engstrom says the woman is taking “selfies” — or self portraits — with the iPad.
She probably has no idea that her pictures are backing up to my iPhone, Engstrom said.
So far, he’s received more than a dozen photos.
Engstrom is not only having fun viewing the photos with his family, however. He’s taking it a step further and uploading them to Facebook for the world to enjoy. Here are some he shared on Facebook along with the captions he provided:
Hey cool! This is an actual pic of the wonderful person who stole my iPad. Apparently the pics she is taking of herself are backing up and appearing on my phone. No I’m not kidding, this is really happening. — with Ugly McCrazy Shirt.
Looking right… Camera still works when you are looking away!
Looking left! — with Rhonda Burgandy.
The wonderful person who snaked my iPad continues to take glamour shots of herself apparently unaware that they are backing up to my iPhone. So naturally I’m blasting them out to the entire world. Enjoy!
The pictures are already generating a great deal of buzz on the web, and are even hitting the search trends. I wonder how long it will be until the the subject of the photos sees them in an article like this.