The iPhone of the future may be smart enough to figure out exactly who stole it

123RF One of the biggest theft problems around the world involves smartphones. They’re compact, light, and easy to swipe — and can be worth a lot of money too. So it’s no wonder they’re a common target for pickpockets and thieves the world over. Catching smartphone robbers is a major focus of law enforcement and manufacturers, and the iPhone of the future may help in that effort by identifying the person who stole it. This technology isn’t something we can expect in the iPhone 7 when it launches later this year, as the anti-theft system has only just been patented by Apple (thanks ApplieInsider). However, it does offer a couple of potentially interesting systems that could improve the security of iPhones of the future. For starters, it makes use of Touch ID to try…


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