I’ve been reading about it all over the internet, and clearly we are going to have some learning to do 😯 . Many improvements are touted, plus a new Control Center and other goodies.
One of the most hyped new features is an improvement to the “Find My iPhone” ability. As it is, now, if your iPhone is stolen, the thief can easily disable the “find” ability, and if you don’t find it first, you are out of luck.
But in iOS 7, Apple has added another layer of protection.
In order to disable the “Find My iPhone” feature, it will be necessary to enter your password, first. Obviously, the criminal who nabbed your device won’t know your password, and therefore will be unable to disable it.
And if you wipe the iPhone clean, it won’t be possible to reactivate the phone without (again) knowing the password that YOU had assigned to it. Hopefully this makes it a whole lot less profitable to steal your iPhone in the first place. 🙂