The application allows you to locate your iPhone, send an audible and/or text message to your iPhone, remotely lock your iPhone or remotely â€œWipeâ€ your iPhone via the comforts of your iPad. Pretty slick.
The only downside to Find My iPhone is the required MobileMe subscription needed to set it up. Iâ€™ve had a MobileMe account for a while, but never had a use for it. Iâ€™m a Google man myself. Now that Iâ€™m packing around both an iPhone and iPad most of the time I finally have a reason to keep it.
My initial thoughts on using Find My iPhone were lukewarm. Nonetheless I decided to play with it a bit today, and now I’m convinced that it fills a void and serves a real purpose. It’s even given me a reason to keep my MobileMe account. With that said, I think this application should be offered as a free service by Apple. It’s a shame to offer a free application only to require a fee for the service.
The images below include screenshots of the iPad application as I sent a message to my iPhone and locked it. There is also a couple of screenshots of my iPhone after the fact and the confirmation email I received telling me what I already knew.