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iPhone Lock Slot

kensington slot on iPhone
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The iPhone is an expensive item, more costly than many small laptops. Being small, it's an easy item to steal, but not if Apple decides to adopt my idea from reading this, and equip the next generation with a tiny "kensington" slot, enabling the phone to be simply cable locked in the same manner as a laptop.
xenzag, Nov 26 2010

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       Which pocket do you put the desk into, then?
Ian Tindale, Nov 26 2010
  

       [+] then you could attach it to a cement block for something that's both fashionable and slighly portable.
FlyingToaster, Nov 26 2010
  

       Caps Lock Slot, surely?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 26 2010
  

       //Sigh... what's with the Apple specificity?// No one would steal anything but an iPhone. A lanyard hole would deface the otherwise perfect design of the case, whereas a tiny Kensington slot would be completely unobtrusive.
xenzag, Nov 26 2010
  

       Apart from the slot.
Ian Tindale, Nov 26 2010
  

       A Kensington has to be the most useless thing ever. A crook doesn't even have to break it, because it usually just just pops right out of the slot. iPhones also have a unique ability that laptops don't; if you need to walk away you can put it in your pocket.
DIYMatt, Nov 26 2010
  

       Recognising the oeverwhelming desireability of Apple products is not arrogance, it's just reality as confirmed by the market. Adding the Kensington slot serves to confirm this.   

       The fact that only the iPhone would have this slot, places their products in a higher bracket for marketing purposes.... ie non iPhones don't need this as no one would steal them - do you get it now?   

       Of course few people are going to carry around a cable. That's not the point. The point is marketing and desire.
xenzag, Nov 27 2010
  

       You're coming at this wrong - you don't lock the phone to a something (concrete block, desk, whatever), you lock it to yourelf, in much the same way as some people keep their wallet on a chain.
But yes, a feature for all portable electronics, not just iCrap.
neutrinos_shadow, Nov 28 2010
  

       Yeah, but [xenzag]'s right, really.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 29 2010
  
      
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