A troop of script kiddies has yet again unearthed some evidence that Apple is indeed working on a social service called “Find My Friends.” Assumed to be tied in with iCloud, we can only assume that the service, with its heavy borrowing of Twitter terminology, will allow us to track the location of people we know, and stalk those we don’t. Presumably said script kiddies could even do as the name implies and find some real friends.
Okay, okay, that was pretty awful. But seriously, check out the strings in these variables, man. It’s totally a dead giveaway.
iPhone has a terrific array of sensors for determining location along with the battery to make it worthwhile to enable a service like this without tying you to a wall outlet for half the day (on the bright side, we’d all know exactly which wall outlet…) We all know our iPhones constantly track us anyway. It’s only a matter of time before Apple decides we should have the ability to share it with the world just as many do already with the rest of their boring lives (see: my twitter account.)