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iOS 4.3: ‘Find My Friends’ feature, new devices found

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011
News Categories: iPad, iPhone

Further digging into the code of the newly released iOS 4.3 beta has revealed a new MobileMe feature, as well as device keys for unannounced products. Mac Rumors reports that settings for a new feature called “Find My Friends” has been found. The strings appear to be associated with the Settings app and are related to MobileMe, suggesting Apple is planning to launch a MobileMe-based competitor to location-based services like Loopt and Google Latitude. Engadget, meanwhile, has discovered device keys for two next-generation iPhones—labeled iPhone4,1 and iPhone 4,2—as well as three next-generation iPads, labeled iPad2,1, iPad2,2, and iPad2,3. The article speculates that the new iPhone keys are for CDMA and GSM variants of the fifth-generation iPhone, while the iPad keys include CDMA and GSM variants of the iPad 3G, along with a Wi-Fi-only second-generation unit.

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1

what a good feature to have…

Posted by Lydia on January 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM (PDT)

2

Wow, this seems like it could be a cool feature.  Guess we’ll see how they compete against every other checkin service not to mention Facebook.

Posted by Ted Kao on January 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM (PDT)

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