iPhone Theft

Apple Wins Patent for ‘Advanced Security Product Table’ for Apple Stores

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for an "Advanced Security Product Table" by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) — reports Patently Apple. The patent appears to be for new product display tables at Apple's retail locations and is designed to better secure the demo devices Apple showcases throughout its stores and prevent grab-and-run...

Foxconn Manager Allegedly Sold 5,700 Stolen iPhones for $1.5M

A former senior manager at Foxconn named Tsai, has allegedly stole 5,700 iPhones and sold them for over $1.5 million, Business Insider is reporting. The thefts are said to have happened in Shenzen, China, where Foxconn factories are located. Tsai, who has been indicted over the allegations, is now facing trial with a potential 10-year jail sentence if...

Beware of This Phishing Attack if Your iPhone Gets Stolen

Joonas Kiminki, the co-founder and managing director of a Drupal coding company in Finland, has been one of the recent targets of ongoing phishing attacks, which seem to target users who have had their iPhones lost or stolen (via Hackernoon). When Kiminki's iPhone 6 got stolen out of a rented automobile, he took all the basic steps...

Man Dressed Like Apple Store Employee Steals 19 iPhones

According to a report by DNAInfo NewYork, a man dressed like an Apple store employee stole 19 iPhones from the tech giant's SoHo location last week. The police said that the thief was "dressed similarly" to store employees, who usually wear blue T-shirts imprinted with an Apple logo, and walked right into an electronics repair room at...

Activation Lock Helps Reduce iPhone Robberies by 40% in San Francisco

Activation Lock, the anti-theft "kill-switch" introduced by Apple in 2013, was praised by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Fast forward to today, and the Wall Street Journal has looked into the effectiveness of the kill-switch and found that it is showing promise in reducing iPhone theft, but...

Cellphone Thieves Are ‘Going Pro’ In San Francisco

According to Police Chief Greg Suhr in San Francisco, more thieves are turning to cellphone robbery as a less risky alternative to low-level drug dealing. It appears that thieves are also learning "the value of collaboration", making things even more difficult for public and the police, The SF Examiner reports. The report details that cellphone thieves are...