Two prominent Attorneys Generals are praising the security prowess of iOS 7 and encouraging iDevice owners to upgrade ASAP.
San Francisco District Attorney General George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a joint statement on Thursday to make their case.
“We are pleased that Apple is set to release a new mobile operating system that includes a theft deterrent feature called Activation Lock,” the statement reads. “This is an important first step towards ending the global epidemic of smartphone theft.”
“In the months ahead, it is our hope that Activation Lock will prove to be an effective deterrent to theft, and that the widespread use of this new system will end the victimization of iPhone users, as thieves learn that the devices have no value on the secondary market,” the statement continues.
We are particularly pleased that – because Activation Lock is a feature associated with Apple’s new operating system as opposed to a new device – it will be available to consumers with older phone models who download the free upgrade.
To read the full statement shared on the NY Attorney General’s website, click here.