- Forum: iPhone
This is an article about theft deterrence. This is very different than the "find my iPhone" functionality, which has allowed iPhones to be remotely found or erased (or locked) since June of 2010 (free for all in 2011). This "theft bricking" feature is new, and has nothing to do with what you've posted. I assume, though, that since Google is providing find-my-Android functionality, there is nothing to prevent them from adding the same theft deterrence feature also.