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New iPhone 5 and New Security
Rochester, N.Y. People started waiting in lines Thursday night to be some of the first owners of the new iPhone 5.
The new phone comes with a new look and new security features, hoping to make it less desirable for thieves.
For the first six months of the year, cell phones made up 75 percent of robberies in Rochester.
Apple has added fingerprint technology to the new iPhone, and for the first time all data can be deleted and the iPhone can be shut down if its stolen.
It's a wipe and kill and it actually makes it non-operational, said Nick Francesco of Saunders College at RIT.
The 'Find My Phone' app is part of the iCloud account. It can help users locate their phone if it's lost or turn the phone into a brick if it's stolen.
But there is a glitch.
You can still kill it but until you kill it a person could get in and take a look at all the pictures and send them somewhere because the share button works, explained Francesco.
Android phones have had security like this for a while.
To set it up, go to the Google Settings app then to Android Device Manager and make sure both options are checked. To access this feature of your phone is lost or stolen go to: www.google.com/android/devicemanager
Its important people know about that because you've got several hundred-dollars invested in these things people have a lot of personal data on there, said Verizon Wireless Public Relations Specialist John OMalley.
OMalley recommends calling your service provider first if your phone is lost or stolen so they can deactivate the device.