The iPhone 5 won’t need a federal database of stolen phones to prevent thieves from using your new iPhone if this handy little anti-theft feature is part of iOS 6.
Our favorite iPhone concept creation design firm AatmaStudio put together a video showing how the new iPhone and Siri can prevent thieves from using a stolen iPhone. Or as they say, “If you can’t have the iPhone no one can.
AatmaStudio’s vision of an iPhone 5 security feature is something worthy of a guest appearance in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, but Ethan Hunt is the only one who will ever see this type of iPhone security.
We don’t expect the iPhone 5 to ship with such a spectacularly destructive feature, but perhaps Apple will update Find My iPhone with a photo upload feature to show who took your iPhone or integrate with Lojack for Laptops to offer a premium iPhone recovery service as part of a new AppleCare warranty.
Apple is expected to announce iOS 6 at WWDC in June and we still expect an iPhone 5 release date this fall. The most likely time for a release is in October, one year after the iPhone 4S launched. Users looking for a larger, faster iPhone may want to hold off purchasing a new phone for a few months, as the new iPhone may have a 4-inch display and speedy 4G LTE.