Skip to comments.Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones
Posted on 06/03/2020 2:19:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Images of stolen iPhones are circulating on Reddit and Twitter TWTR, +8.12%showing a message that warns that the phone has been disabled and is now being tracked. The most viral image shows a device allegedly stolen from a Philadelphia store, with an alert reading: Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.
. MarketWatch reached out to Apple to verify that looted iPhones have been disabled and that the company has begun tracking them. A representative said that Apple doesnt comment on matters of security, but he confirmed that demo devices taken illegally from Apple stores do bear warning messages like those being shared on social media.
Its still unclear whether the company is doing this with stolen Apple laptops, tablets and watches, as well, or if someone who returns stolen property to the nearest store will face legal consequences
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Why, they’re spying on peaceful American Citizens! They took those phones as part of a Peaceful Protest Protected By The Constitution! For Shame!
“Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones”
But...what about Finders Keepers and all that!
It’s good to put this rumor out there.
What a nice way to track down the culprits. Better yet, let thieves activate the stolen devices, track them and their friends so they have a record of their movements for their arrest and conviction.
Cell phones are evil
Well why warn them? They will just toss it a that point.
You mean, "Weepers"
To paraphrase Tom Hanks, "There's no crying in looting"
I had a feeling that might happen.
“...or if someone who returns stolen property to the nearest store will face legal consequences.”
What if I stole the phone, my Mom found out, beat my @ss and took the phone back to the store where I stole it?
No good deed goes unpunished! ;)
Apple should remotely activate the face camera on stolen iPhones and forward facial images and GPS coordinates to the police.
Sword would know.
Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones
It is unconfirmed if tracking is going on, but any ipad/iphone taking from the display floor is bricked when it loses connectivity to Apple’s WiFi network. But, the bricking has been known for years but evidently not to the looters.
What did not happen with the various break ins was getting into the vault where boxed merchandise is stored.
Now that they’re tracking them, they need to send the Apple Killer Drones in to eliminate the threat and recover the phones.
And i'm pretty sure those "woke" jackasses will not press charges against the thieves and may even offer them free service because of "racism" or something.
I find this encouraging. We need to get all the left wing companies to give up all their money and power for "reparations" or fighting "racism" or something.
As a matter of fact, per Alinsky's tactics of "make the enemy live up to their own book of rules", we need to *DEMAND* that rich left wingers give up all their money to poor black folk because they don't deserve it because of their "white privilege."
And we should hammer them relentlessly until they either give up their money or give up their stupid claims of "racism" and "white privilege."
No I don’t the SJW idiots at Apple are probably among those morons who would say looting is not violence.
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