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One upside of this is that if you found a lost iPhone you'd be able to find numbers to trace it back to its owner.

 

Perhaps I don't see the issue because I've never set a PIN on my less-than-smart phone. If you're unfortunate/silly enough to lose your phone you should be getting it blocked before this becomes an issue.

 

I don't own any Apple products but the anti-Apple brigade are just as bad as those who harp on about how great they are. That's not about you personally, I'll add. They're very good at what they do and if you're not interested in the more advanced functions of Windows/Linux their computers are first class.

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One upside of this is that if you found a lost iPhone you'd be able to find numbers to trace it back to its owner.

True, but most newer phones will display the owner info on the lock screen for this very purpose.

 

Perhaps I don't see the issue because I've never set a PIN on my less-than-smart phone. If you're unfortunate/silly enough to lose your phone you should be getting it blocked before this becomes an issue.

Blocking a phone will stop a ne'er-do-well racking up phone charges but there's a lot more that can be done depending on what info is stored on a smartphone (VPN connections, personal / work email, your Facebook account etc.) that doesn't require a phone signal. That's the reason for some form of security measure to stop free 'n' easy access to a smartphone.

 

I don't own any Apple products but the anti-Apple brigade are just as bad as those who harp on about how great they are. That's not about you personally, I'll add. They're very good at what they do and if you're not interested in the more advanced functions of Windows/Linux their computers are first class.

They do make good products. They just advertise them as doing more than they are capable of.

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Less than a month ago. Apple were selling their pads in the UK (and Australia IIRC) as 4G devices. There is no 4G in the UK and, even once there is, it'll operate on frequencies unsupported by the pads. Before that it was a class action against them to do with siri not working as advertised. Then there was their "some sequences shortened" omissions kerfuffle, calling the ipad "magical" and the numerous times they've claimed to invent certain features when they've simply borrowed from others and slapped some shiny graphics on them.

 

Don't get me wrong - they do make good products. It's their over zealous marketing and Joe Public blindly believing what they're being told that irks me.

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