In a recent military plane crash tragedy in Chile, Navy search and rescue teams were hampered by bad weather in an effort to locate a downed aircraft. Knowing that a loved one on the flight carried an iPhone, family members stepped forward to help the authorities.
At the beginning of the week, Apple launched its iCloud Web interface for developers (which can be accessed at http://icloud.com). Now, the company has launched its new, iCloud-powered Find My iPhone and Find My Mac services, which can also be accessed by developers from iCloud's Web interface.
A new patent filing suggests Apple could eventually release something best described as “Find My iPhone” Part II. This patent involves technology that would help individuals secure their data more effectively in case their iDevice is stolen, according to Patently Apple. Still, we wonder if it is even necessary.