Apple patent hopes to make your devices theft-proof

by admin May 18, 2007 at 6:31 am

While we knew the Brits were looking Apple’s way to help curb the nagging gadget theft problems still going on across the pond, it looks like Cupertino may have the ability to offer up a few solutions after a 2004 patent filing was reportedly awarded. According to AppleInsider, a US patent around “acceleration-based theft detection system” for movable devices was granted to Jobs & Co., and while we’re still taking this with a grain of salt, it’s not too surprising to hear of Apple coming out with a more secure method to stop theft than that cutesy combination lock built into new iPods.

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