Think your wife (or husband) is cheating on you? There’s an app for that – the Find My Friends app. Your partner may have even installed it on their phone already.
Find my Friends is a way to track and meet up with friends. If you sign up to the app (for iOS 5 iPhones..think iPhone 4S) you can reveal your location to your family and friends. It’s a brave new feature from Apple considering the concerns there are about privacy issues, but they released it anyway.
A post on MacRumors Forum suggests that this app not only helps you find your friends, but also where your partner really is. On Saturday evening a post appeared in the forum saying:
Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4s and Find My Friends.
It went on to say:
“I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I’ve had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.
I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b—- said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots [sic] going to play well when I meet her … at the lawyer’s office in a few weeks.”
Things seem to have finished on a positive note for the MacRumors poster ThomasMetz as he finished off by saying:
“thankfully, she’s the rich one.”
To date the story hasn’t been verified, but I think it will definitely make a lot of husbands and wives suspicious of any apps their partners install for them, particularly ‘Find My Friend’. If I was trying to catch a cheating spouse or partner, I would probably install a stealth iPhone tracking app like Mobistealth.