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NYPD promotes iOS 7 upgrade in New York subway stations

by TabTimes Staff

September 23 2013

The New York City Police Department is encouraging iPhone and iPad users to upgrade to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 7, as a way to discourage thieves.

NYPD officers were reportedly handing out informational flyers to passersby, urging them to upgrade to iOS 7 to take advantage of new security features. Twitter user Michael Hoffman published a picture of one of the flyers on Sunday.

The Activation Lock feature that comes with iOS 7 keeps a thief from erasing the device's data and reactivating it. Instead, the original Apple ID and password used to activate a device are needed to perform such actions or to deactivate Find My iPhone.

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