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Use Find my iPhone/Mobile Me on an iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: JKT on Jun 24, '09 08:39:54AM

You can use virtually any other browser other than Mobile Safari to access me.com. E.g. iCab mobile and Vanillasurf both work. The problem is the speed of the pages - they are very slow to load and manipulate due to the amount of Javascript they use. However, you can eventually gain access to Find my iPhone using them, but don't expect your battery to last very long if you do it regularly and for a prolonged period of time as it taxes the CPU a lot.

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Use Find my iPhone/Mobile Me on an iPhone/iPod touch
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 24, '09 10:11:04AM

Maybe it's not so important that the service work quickly, as long as it works well. After all, it's not meant to be used often, right? It's for emergency situations (you've lost your phone; it was stolen; you think you left it behind while on a business trip...).



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Virtually any is a loose definition
Authored by: gabester on Jun 24, '09 10:33:10AM
I wouldn't say you can access me.com from virtually any browser. For example, the browser on my old Palm phone, or even IE6 which is still used a heck of a lot more than it should be.

Point is, you're out on the town, you notice your iDevice is missing, maybe someone is nice enough to let you use their non-standards compliant cellphone browser or ancient Window 95 laptop to try and find it. It seems like this is trivial for Apple to provide this accessibility on the backend, and we're just suggesting it's good customer relations to do so.

Another thought - I wonder if you lose your iDevice if you could call Apple support and ask them to help you find it if you do not have an appropriate browser available to get onto me.com to use the existing service? g=

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Virtually any is a loose definition
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 29, '09 09:05:05AM

Good ideas. I think it'd be a useful service if I could use it without having to find a Mac or iPhone/iPod first.

The notion of phone support for Find My iPhone sounds great, too. Love that idea.



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Virtually any is a loose definition
Authored by: mark hunte on Jun 30, '09 02:09:21PM
Ha , ha, I can imagine that phone call. :-P

Apple: Hello Apple Find my iPhone phone service. My name is Steve, how may I help you today.

Caller: I have lost my precious, please help!!

Apple: Can i have your user ID and please answer these security questions...

Caller: 1bloke.com...Blah...blah...blah.

Apple: Hello Bloke, I see that you iPhone is connected to a wifi and is approximately within 400m of 41st st and 8th ave NYC.

Caller: Thats great.. thanks.

Apple: No wait, its now approximately within 400m of 45th st and 8th ave NYC.

Caller: cool!.

Apple: No wait, its now approximately within 400m of 48th st and 8th ave NYC.
No wait, its now approximately within 400m of 48th st and 9th ave NYC. No
wait, its now approximately within 400m of 48th st and 9th ave NYC. No wait,
its now approximately within 400m of 49th st and 10th ave NYC. No wai......

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