A vigilante iPhone owner has tracked down a man who allegedly stole the gadget by using a location app – and then filmed their violent confrontation.
Kenneth Schmidgall, a 26-year-old construction worker from San Diego, California, took the law into his own hands after the phone was taken at a reggae concert on December 28.
After he repeatedly called the phone to no answer, he and his friend Greg Torkelson launched an iPhone app two days later called ‘Find My iPhone’ to track down the device using GPS.
TRACKING DOWN YOUR MISPLACED GADGETS: THE FIND MY iPHONE APP
The app used by Mr Schmidgall is called Find My iPhone and uses the phone’s signal to locate it and lead the owner to the gadget.
Using another Apple device, the owner can switch on the app and the location of the missing phone will be displayed on a map. It can also make the phone play a sound – in case it’s lost somewhere within the room – display a message, remotely lock the phone or erase all of its data.
The app is free from the Apple Store.