Apple is disabling phones that were stolen during looting and alerting police of the location

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      jerry611
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      That stolen iPhone may have its eye on you.

      The civil unrest that’s swept the globe in the week since George Floyd was pronounced dead soon after white officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes has sparked some violent outbursts and looting.

      But Apple AAPL, +0.55%, which has seen its stores in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and Washington, D.C. broken into and burglarized, isn’t letting its stolen property (like the $1,099 iPhone 11 Pro Max) go so easily.

      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.”

      https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-is-reportedly-disabling-and-tracking-looted-iphones-2020-06-03

      I wouldnt be buying any Apple products on Ebay for awhile. You may end up with a hot phone that doesnt work.

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      chknltl
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      Nuff said.

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      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.

      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.

      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…

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      NV Wino
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