Apple Launches Find My Friends Ahead of iOS 5 Release, But You Won’t Find It In the App Store

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Alongside the unveiling of its iPhone 4S at an event in Cupertino on October 4, Apple announced a brand new service called Find My Friends. Similar to Find My iPhone, Find My Friends allows you to see where you friends are based on the GPS location of their iOS device. Ahead of the launch of iOS 5 later today, Apple has made the Find My Friends application available, but you won’t find it in the App Store.

In order to download the application, you’ll need to visit iCloud.com on an iOS device, and then tap the link that says ‘Install Find My Friends’. You will then be taken to the App Store to download the app, but for some strange reason, you cannot download it directly from the App Store because it’s doesn’t appear when you search for it. Maybe this will change shortly, however.

 

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Alternatively, you can download the app on your computer from here.


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