Some are predicting a rash of iPhone thefts today as the highly-hyped $600 iPhone goes on sale. We'll see if that transpires.
It appears Apple has anticipated such things, but has not incorporated the patented technology into the first version.
A recently discovered patent filed by Apple in 2004, seems to point to a new feature that could help protect your portable electronics from getting stolen.
By utilizing the accelerometers built into devices such as the iPhone or MacBook, this new feature can look for certain movements that are characteristic of theft. In the event of your iPhone or MacBook being stolen, it could either turn on an alarm, lock itself up or even a combination of the two.