Police are finding that the Apple iPhone which are being left behind at crime scenes, are providing them with plenty of evidence to be used against suspects. Though you may believe that once you delete an email or other data from your phone, it seems that cops can still extract the information since it is never fully deleted from the phone.

The coppers are just as fond of the iPhone as consumers are for the following reasons:

Detective Josh Fazio of the Will County Sheriff’s Department loves it when an iPhone turns up as evidence in a criminal case.

The sophisticated cell phone and mobile computer is becoming as popular with police as it is with consumers because it can provide investigators with so much information that can help in solving crimes.

“When someone tells me they have an iPhone in a case, I say, ‘Yeah!’ I can do tons with an iPhone,” said Fazio, who works in the sheriff’s department high-tech crimes unit.

The iPhones generally store more data than other high-end phones — and investigators such as Fazio frequently can tap in to that information for evidence.

And while some phone users routinely delete information from their devices, that step is seldom as final as it seems.

“When you hit the delete button, it’s never really deleted,” Fazio said.

The devices can help police learn where you’ve been, what you were doing there and whether you’ve got something to hide.

The police are going to find it difficult to track down what I type or do since I am the proud owner of a dumb phone. LOLĀ  But it does make me wonder how other phones handle the storing of information and data. I find it hard to believe that it is only the Apple iPhone that can be tapped for useful evidence that the police could use.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – Chicago Sun-Times