Headlines: iOS7 Feel Safer with Activation Lock
NYPD officers where handing out flyers and trying to educate people on Saturday that they should upgrade their devices to iOS7 because of the newly introduced activation lock.
In the past you were able to remotely trace, lock, wipe or even send messages to your stolen devices, in hopes of recovering your device, or at least erasing your info.
Activation Lock ties your device to your iCloud account more closely. Requiring authorization with an Apple ID in order to wife or restore a device making it a lot harder for bad guys to resell.
Hopefully Activation Lock will prove to be an effective deterrent to theft as thieves learn that these devices have no value on the black market.
So spread the work