An interesting new feature in iOS 7 is Activation Lock.

The feature is designed to make it more difficult for thieves to use a stolen iOS device.

With Activation Lock, if a thief tries to turn off Find My iPhone or if the device is totally wiped, they’ll have to know the specific Apple ID username and password to reactivate it.

If it works as nicely as it sounds, it should definitely help to stop the growing amount of iPhone thefts.