What you need to know
- A robber used an iPhone to track his victim.
- After the attack, the iPhone was found.
- And it had a photo of the robber's wife on the screen.
When robber Nick Miller came up with the idea of using an iPhone to track a potential victim, he was probably pretty pleased with himself. So pleased that he then forgot to take his wife's photo off his lock screen. It was ready and waiting when the police arrived.
According to WESH 2 both Miller and victim Jordan Mai were regulars at a poker game at the Orange City Racing and Card Club. And Miller wasn't particularly subtle when it came to finding his victim.
That meant that alarm bells rang after the attack, with Mai thinking that the robber might be someone that he knew. Sure enough, when he checked his car he found a tracking device in the form of a red iPhone.
Despite trying to skip town, Nick Miller was caught by police in Indiana. Not only is he now having to deal with the repercussions of his abysmal attempt at robbery, but he also has to explain to his wife where her phone is.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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