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Here's What Happens When You Leave Your iPhone in a N.Y. Taxi

Photographer: William Andrew/Getty Images
Photographer: William Andrew/Getty Images

If you needed any more proof of how mobile the world has become, consider what happened to my lost iPhone.

After I left my device in a New York City taxi this summer, I went through the usual steps to try to get it back. I turned on Apple’s Find My iPhone tool to locate it, but the phone had already been turned off and rendered untrackable. I called the cab company that was listed on my credit card statement, but they said the driver hadn’t found anything. So I changed all my passwords, bought a new phone and gave up on ever hearing about it again.