The Apple iOS5 has been available for less than a week, but for one customer, it has been out just long enough to help end his marriage.
A poster on the MacRumors forum claims the new operating system, and the app “Find My Friends,” helped catch his wife in a lie. Suspecting she was cheating on him, the man writes, “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 lives uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.”
He posted screenshots of their text conversation and the map pinpointing her on the Upper East Side, not in the Meatpacking District as she had claimed.
There is speculation on the MacRumors site that the story is just a fanciful invention. There are sites that allow people to create their own screenshots of fake text conversations. However, as the Edible Apple blog, which first spotted the posting, writes, “the whole thread could have certainly been faked but it seems like a lot of trouble to go through for nothing.”
Besides, Facebook has become the primary source of evidence in divorce proceedings. There’s no reason why “Find My Friend” couldn’t be the newest tool in a divorce lawyer’s shed.