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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Minis Stolen At Airport

More than likely an inside job.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...470241.html?dr
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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strange theft. arent they basically worthless, except maybe as parts? since apple knows the serial numbers of every dvice on those pallets they'll just make it so they cant get anything off the store and can probably even remotely kill the device if it signs on to a network and phones home
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strange theft. arent they basically worthless, except maybe as parts? since apple knows the serial numbers of every dvice on those pallets they'll just make it so they cant get anything off the store and can probably even remotely kill the device if it signs on to a network and phones home
The people buying them cheap from market stalls won't know that until too late.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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The people buying them cheap from market stalls won't know that until too late.
Hopefully most don't buy something like this from an unauthorized dealer. I'm sure they will go on Craigslist or eBay perhaps and not sold out of a truck. Buyer beware.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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strange theft. arent they basically worthless, except maybe as parts? since apple knows the serial numbers of every dvice on those pallets they'll just make it so they cant get anything off the store and can probably even remotely kill the device if it signs on to a network and phones home
What about if they are jailbroken? Can they be remote killed still if they've burst out of their cells?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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I don't know.
I have read that if a registered iPhone in use, is stolen from a customer, Apple can't do anything. That is why there is a market for the phones, and in places like NY, they hire people to snatch them off the streets. They catch one guy, and a week later, there is another doing the same thing.

It is probably drug money for the snatcher.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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I am hearing a lot about thefts of apple products these days, I have been warning family and friends who own apple products about these sorts of things. It seems that apple has become a victim of their own success. I have had pals at airports where one has bought an ipad or an ipod with them and the other has brought a Kindle Fire and/or Sansa San Disk with them and the apples have almost gotten stolen and nothing has happened to the fire and the sandisk. Apples are so widely known that they become theft targets amazon and sandisks are not targets.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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So far nobody's been killed for an iPxxx, or have they?
I know Nikes and other expensive brands have gotten some folks killed but so far I've only heard of muggings of Apple owners...
(And of owners of other media players who were using white earbuds.)
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #9
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The people buying them cheap from market stalls won't know that until too late.

Good advice. If anyone approaches you in an airport parking lot and tries to sell you an iPad you may want to think twice:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57...irror-instead/


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Good advice. If anyone approaches you in an airport parking lot and tries to sell you an iPad you may want to think twice:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57...irror-instead/


Well, at least the mirror is useful.
She could've ended up with one of those iPad Mini mockups...
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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So far nobody's been killed for an iPxxx, or have they?
I know Nikes and other expensive brands have gotten some folks killed but so far I've only heard of muggings of Apple owners...
(And of owners of other media players who were using white earbuds.)
Maybe the wearers of the Nikes fight back with knives and guns and the Apple owners just wring their hands and cry.

If I was a young thug, I would much rather grab an iPhone from some chick or kid walking down the street listening to iTunes than try to strip the laced up Nikies from another street punk. On the other hand if I really wanted the shoes, I would know that things might get rough, and I would go prepared to "rumble."
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Maybe the wearers of the Nikes fight back with knives and guns and the Apple owners just wring their hands and cry.

If I was a young thug, I would much rather grab an iPhone from some chick or kid walking down the street listening to iTunes than try to strip the laced up Nikies from another street punk. On the other hand if I really wanted the shoes, I would know that things might get rough, and I would go prepared to "rumble."
So only ghetto punks wear Nikes and only effeminate sissies use iPhones?

Sexism, racism... what else can we add to the mix? The possibilities are endless!
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Maybe they have enough perspective to know it is only an item, and not worth dying for.
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Maybe they have enough perspective to know it is only an item, and not worth dying for.
Agreed. I can always get another iPad, iPhone, etc.
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Agreed. I can always get another iPad, iPhone, etc.
What other point would I be making?
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