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What if the iPhone had a self-destruct feature?

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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"If I can't have my iPhone, no one can!"

That's what I thought after my precious smartphone was stolen right out of my hand a couple years ago. Unfortunately all the rage in the world wasn't enough to convince AT&T and Apple to send a team of ninja assassins after the robber — so he wound up keeping the gadget.

Now, if the iPhone had a self-destruct feature, things would've gone quite differently.

I would've walked away from the theft, grinning and humming the "Mission Impossible" theme song — because I'd know that too many failed attempts to crack my iPhone's passcode would result in a small explosion.

In theory, that'd be the perfect deterrent, as the silly clip above demonstrates. I just wonder if the folks at Aatma Studio, the group who created the concept video, considered what happens if an iPhone owner forgets his or her password or accidentally enters the wrong one over and over again while sleepy, intoxicated or otherwise distracted.
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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kimsardo
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM

 I'd like that.

Thelmama
by Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM

What clip?  I do think some companies now have a way to disable the phone if it is lost or stolen. Knowing my luck, I'd accidentally put it in self desctruct mode myself and ninjas would descend on me...or the proverbial explosion would happen. LOL

kimsardo
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM

 

Quoting Thelmama:

What clip?  I do think some companies now have a way to disable the phone if it is lost or stolen. Knowing my luck, I'd accidentally put it in self desctruct mode myself and ninjas would descend on me...or the proverbial explosion would happen. LOL

 I couldn't, or don't know how, to post the video clip.

Thelmama
by Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Ok, someone more tech savy than me will have to help you..LOL.  

Quoting kimsardo:

 

Quoting Thelmama:

What clip?  I do think some companies now have a way to disable the phone if it is lost or stolen. Knowing my luck, I'd accidentally put it in self desctruct mode myself and ninjas would descend on me...or the proverbial explosion would happen. LOL

 I couldn't, or don't know how, to post the video clip.


sarahjz
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

That would be weird, but handy...until I accidently self-destructed my own phone.

EbonySnow
by Desiree on Apr. 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM

 I'd prefer a remote self destruct so you could call it enter a super secret code and destroy it if it was stolen

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by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

This a good idea.

websorceress
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

LOL good idea.......

kerryket
by Kerry on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM

 Oh yeah, satisfaction! 

It would be fun to get back at theives, but I'd probably blow mine up by accident.

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on May. 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I know right, lol.

Quoting sarahjz:

That would be weird, but handy...until I accidently self-destructed my own phone.


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