A burglar who broke into Steve Jobs' house was caught two weeks after the crime thanks to the technology in one of the late Apple founder's own inventions.

Kariem McFarlin might never have been caught if he hadn't logged onto iTunes on one of Jobs' personal iPads.

McFarlin was arrested August 2 after he found a key to Jobs' Palo Alto, California, mansion and let himself inside -- and then made off with $60,000 in Apple hardware and luxury goods. Investigators say they were tipped off about McFarlin when one of the stolen devices connected to Apple servers. Officers used the data from the iPad's AT&T wireless connection to track McFarlin back to his house.
乔布斯的家位于加利福尼亚帕洛阿尔托,麦克法林找到了乔布斯家的钥匙闯了进去,偷走了价值6万美金的苹果硬件及其他奢侈品。他是在8月2日被捕,警员们表示是因为被偷的一台苹果设备连接到了苹果终端上,他们才能找到麦克法林。警员们利用iPad AT&T无线连接的数据进行追踪,最后找到了麦克法林的家。

When they served a search warrant, detectives discovered the stolen loot. McFarlin later admitted to breaking into the house.

The home of the late tech pioneer, who died of cancer last fall, was burglarized on July 17 but details of the crime were only recently last weekend. An iMac, a customized Mac Mini, a white Apple iPad and 12 other Apple products, including iPods, an Apple TV receiver and remotes, were among the items stolen from the property, which is currently being renovated.

Five days later, McFarlin, 35, was charged with one count of residential burglary and selling stolen property, according to the San Jose Mercury News. He later wrote a letter of apology to Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell.

Jobs was known for a modest personal life and had lived in the residential neighborhood. Authorities suspect his seven-bedroom house was targeted because it was undergoing renovation and may have appeared less secure. The house was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July.

Police did not reveal whether the $60,000 worth of stolen computers and personal items belonged to Jobs, who had lived at the property for 20 years, or other family members.

McFarlin could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months, including a one-year enhancement for ‘excessive taking of property,’ according to the newspaper.