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Find My Friends iPhone App Finds Cheating Wife Instead

screen shot 2011 10 17 at 9 51 32 am Find My Friends iPhone App Finds Cheating Wife Instead

via 9to5 Mac

Isn’t it bittersweet when technology meant to bring us closer together just ends up as grounds for a better settlement?

First divorce lawyers were friending Facebook for all the evidence it turned up and now the new Find My Friends app on the iPhone 4S has helped one man find his wife … on the Upper East Side when she said she was in the Meatpacking District.

The unfortunate app user, who posted these screenshots on the MacRumors Forums, under the thread, “Divorcing wife. Thanks iPhone 4s and Find My Friend,” uploaded the app on his wife’s phone without her knowing. Although he “had suspicions about her meeting this guy who lived uptown,” the app only really discovered she was in a different location, not necessarily cheating.

But that didn’t stop him from adding, “These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer’s office in a few weeks.”

Uh, you’re welcome, says no one at Apple.

9to5 Mac points out that although an Android user submitted GPS data to get himself out of a speeding ticket earlier this year, it’s unclear whether this kind of data can or should be used in civil court.

As for the possible cuckhold, along with the screenshots, he noted: “She said she is in the meatpacking district which is on 12th street. I DONT THINK SO. Appreicate [sic] the support. Not my finest hour here but going to get better soon.”

In times of marital strife, perhaps it’s best to stick to Angry Birds.

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