iPhone 3.0: MobileMe has "Find My iPhone" Setting?

BGR, who claims to have chanced upon the iPhone OS 3.0 developers beta via shinobi-affiliated sources, also came across an interesting looking new setting in the MobileMe account page:

Find my iPhone

They wonder allowed if this is a new GPS locate feature for iPhone (like an iPhone low-jack). That would be a very cool update to MobileMe indeed, though limiting it to MobileMe wouldn't be anywhere near as cool.

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Jon says:

Maybe its like a clapper thing... like it beeps when you clap your hands. :D

Dyvim says:

What I want from MobileMe for 3.0 is Notes Sync. Forget iTunes, if I'm paying $100/yr for MobileMe I want NotesSync via the cloud across all my phones, PCs, and Macs, plus a web interface.

john Carle says:

Notes, yes. And tasks too. Heck, Apple should be trying to take down MS Exchange with Mobile Me. Stop screwing around, and take a run at them already. You can do it!

Friendly Stranger says:

Dyvim, for notes try EverNote. It does all you've mentioned

Omari James says:

what if you had location services off ^_^

Tyler Swindell says:

This is same for iPod Touch 2G. On iPod Touch 2G, the service is called "Find My iPod touch", I can confirm this since I tested it, and saw this feature, and decided to google it and found this article. So I doubt it is GPS unless the iPod Touch has GPS which I highly doubt.

Curmudgeon Geographer says:

"They wonder allowed . . ."
Really? "Allowed" does not mean the same thing as "aloud". Don't use spellcheck as a crutch. Just sayin'. :D

Just Thinking says:

Find my iPhone will be the feature that allows others to see all iPhones in one room or within bluetooth distance. To be able to share contacts, games, etc! Maybe?

Brian Recchia says:

It uses location services, which means it doesn't need GPS, but will use it if you have one. I can confirm its existence on iPod touch 1G, though I can't guarantee that it's there before Beta 3. Just got my MobileMe account. :D

sxydiosa says:

does the find my iphone feature send a message to the phone at the time u r trying to located it? if it doesnt, can this feature be used to catcch a cheating spouse? hhhmmmmmmmm

Zach says:

iphone locating another iphone, click my name to see

datarun says:

Cylay can remotely lock, locate, delete,backup iPhone via internet or SMS, it will send warning SMS if sb changed SIM card.www.cylay.com

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