New iPhone OS 3.0 beta hints at ‘Find My iPhone’ MobileMe app

findmyiphone-mobileme-iphone-os-30With the release of the latest iPhone OS 3.0 beta 4, we’re getting confirmation that Apple will be building out a new MobileMe web-app to support the “Find My iPhone” location-tracking feature in the upcoming iPhone 3.0 OS. The “Find My iPhone” feature hasn’t yet been announced by Apple, but there’s little doubt that the next major iPhone OS update will allow iPhone users to track the location of their handset through MobileMe.

The latest iPhone OS 3.0 beta indicates that the “Find My iPhone” feature will be tied to a web-app in MobileMe. Using cell-tower triangulation and GPS coordinates, “Find My iPhone”  can track the iPhone’s physical location in real-time and will presumably pin-point that data in MobileMe.

We don’t have much else to go on here, but we’re expecting Apple to introduce the iPhone geo-tracking feature alongside the iPhone OS 3.0’s official launch.

[Via: iPhoneBlog]

  • Daniel Perez

    That’d be a sweet update. I mean, the iPhone can already do that when accessing applications like Maps, so why not make it possible to track your phone in case someone misplaces theirs?

  • Ole Kristensen

    This has been there since at least beta 2.

  • iPhoneer

    That would be really cool! I just bought an iPhone and love the Skype app and the JigSee game, but my kids keep losing the phone….

  • Duane in SV

    If it’s on, don’t they charge for that? So, I am curious if this would be a free service, doesn’t seem like it.

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