Apple’s Find My iPhone app has been updated to add the ability to get driving directions to your iPhone, iPad or Mac’s location if you’re running it on an iOS 6 device. The update would apparently make it easier to track down your device by car if you’ve lost it.
In addition, the new version of the app allows you to play a sound, enter Lost Mode and erase your device using separate buttons in the map view.
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I’m not so sure about the addition of driving directions to Find My iPhone. Yes, there are totally legitimate reasons to have them available, like leaving it behind at a restaurant or what have you. But it seems like it could encourage the kind of vigilantism that could get people hurt when they go after their devices on their own rather than handing it off to the cops.
To me, driving directions makes more sense in the Find My Friends app than it does here, as I’d much rather be driving to my friend than dragging my schlubby self to a thug’s house to recover my iPhone. So hopefully we’ll see it make an appearance in that app.
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