Apple Bricks And Tracks iPhones Stolen From Stores

Joanna Estrada
June 3, 2020

This is because all iPhones in all Apple Stores, right from the start, have special software that assists in not just periodically wiping the phone while on the floor, but locks them down completely if they leave the Apple Store premises.

Previous year we came across some instances around the globe wherein some people broke in the Apple Store and stole some iPhones among other products. In addition to that, it also says onscreen that the device has been disabled and is being tracked.

Looters will not be able to use or pawn the Apple products that they stole from Apple stores during recent riots over the death of George Floyd as safeguards have been put in place by technicians, according to a report by TMZ. One of the users uploaded an image on Twitter showing the screen of an iPhone that states "Please return to Apple Walnut Street". And finally, it ends with "local authorities will be alerted".

Stolen Apple iPhones apparently show a message on screen stating that the devices are being tracked
Looters Won’t Be Able to Use Devices Stolen from Apple Store

Disappointed thieves have been posting on social media that their stolen iPhones are blocked like this.

That's one of the Apple Stores that was looted over the past week.

Meanwhile, CEO Tim Cook sent a moving memo to Apple staff to soothe and encourage them in these trying times, detailing that "I have heard from so many of you that you feel afraid - afraid in your communities, afraid in your daily lives, and, most cruelly of all, afraid in your own skin". But this at least gives us a rare chance to see this security system in action. This means that some Apple Stores may remain closed for the duration of the protests, as otherwise it wouldn't have bothered to board them up against vandalism.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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