Apple to add "kill switch" to iPhones from July 2015


Apple has entered into a voluntary agreement that means it may add a new anti-theft “kill switch” to its iPhones from next year, meaning if anyone steals your handset you can wipe everything off it unless it’s returned later.

Cult of Mac reports that Google, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and Apple all agreed to make global changes to the way they help facilitate security measures.

Apple’s commitment is hardly surprising given it already has an Activation Lock built into iOS 7, making it hard for thieves to use iOS devices they’ve stolen.

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