Kill Switch has reduced smartphone theft


I am the master of my Fate.
Smartphones, particularly iPhones, are no longer the favourites of discerning lifters, recent data shows. The reason: the “kill switch” is proving the killjoy for the thieves.

Apple added a kill switch, called Activation Lock, to its iPhone in September 2013. Samsung followed in April 2014 with its Galaxy S5 and Google made it a standard feature of Android with the release of Lollipop.

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Geek in making
Basically it has reduced iphone theft. People stole Iphone for selling where as if they stole android it will be mostly be kept with the theif.


Is it a physical key? or something remote accessed feature?
nexus 5 have this "physical key"?


I am the master of my Fate.
I think its hardware based instead of software done by Apple
otherwise thieves could wipe out all from firmware flashing :mrgreen:
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