Apple’s Find My iPad feature strikes again, this time a cross-country escapade with a happy ending. It begins when Southwest traveler Curtis Cogdill left his iPad on the airplane when traveling from Sacramento, Calif., to Portland, Ore:
After some discussion as to whose fault it was, Cogdill used his iPod Touch and Apple’s Find My iPhone MobileMe app to locate the iPad. While the family was in Oregon, the iPad had taken a cross-country trip to Orlando, Fla.
“You could zoom all the way in,” Cogdill said. “You could tell it was sitting where an airplane would be sitting at the terminal.” [CNET]
But the story doesn’t end there. The wayward iPad soon took another journey. While tracking his iPad, Cogdill watched as his beloved iSlate left the airport and traveled to a nearby home.
Lost, then found, then stolen – what a day.
Fortunately the story has a happy ending. A Southwest supervisor, along with the police, recovered the iPad soon after the rightful owner contacted the airline. The family is happy with the outcome, and MobileMe likely has another lifetime subscriber.
- Via CNET