The iPhone has always been a thief magnet, although it has lost the title of “most likely to be stolen phone” to the HTC M8 – at least in the UK. Still, there is no doubt that the market for cheap iPhones is big. Cheap usually meaning stolen goods. It used to be that thieves normally […]
A newly signed bill in California is taking the act of smartphone theft seriously. In this bill is the requirement that any smartphone sold in the state must have antitheft technology installed into it. Originally introduced in February of this year, SB-692 requires smartphones to have a “kill switch” that can be either hardware or […]
Picture this: You’re at the coffee shop and you need a quick refill on your drink. You head to the counter, fill up, and head back to your seat. No more than 30 seconds passed but when you get back your phone is gone. You search your pockets, look on the floor to see if […]
It’s a statistical certainty that sooner or later, everyone is the victim of theft. These five simple things you can do right now will help prevent a thief from snatching your iPhone or iPad.
According to information provided by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the Aspen Security Forum, almost 40 percent of all things stolen in the city of New York has been products made by Apple. Now, that’s news that’s quite alarming, although some diehard fans might see it as the ultimate compliment. The figure […]
After lots of talk about the 4th-gen iPhone theft/loss case, most of the discussion had turned to speculation because there wasn’t much hard evidence to go on. Now the court has released the search warrant affidavit, and we’ve got a little bit more info than we did before. Curious? Read it [PDF Link] and discuss […]
In completely unshocking news, Cnet is reporting that the cops are looking into the theft of an iPhone prototype, taken from a bar in San Jose. Hmm, that sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that […]