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  • First excuse for the new year?
  • Hey, my provider is At&T, and I don't have a problem with drop


    Sent from my iPhone
  • "You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing i Phones. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once." -- Celine Dion

    Gosh I know Celine was in New York last night singing in time square for New Years but what is it with her?
  • The city maintains that if you take Apple out of the equation, major crime would be down instead of up by 3.3%. The police department logged 108,432 major crimes for the year, up from 104,948 in 2011.

    The answer is clear, Apple is a criminal gateway and all Apple products must be banned.

    Sent from my iPad III.
  • time to investigate other states selling phones and continue to refuse to look inward
  • Either give them your iPhone of they'll push you off the platform.
  • I don't click on articles from Consumerist anymore, but I will assume Bloomberg wrote a whiny letter to consumerist demanding a free iphone from Apple.
  • Prey4reign: The city maintains that if you take Apple out of the equation, major crime would be down instead of up by 3.3%. The police department logged 108,432 major crimes for the year, up from 104,948 in 2011.

    The answer is clear, Apple is a criminal gateway and all Apple products must be banned.

    Sent from my iPad III.


    Uh, actually that's my iPad III, you stole it.
  • I work in a secure environment (known as a lock box) and as such we are not allowed to have cell phones or any MP3 devices when on the production floor. Portable CD players, however, are allowed. So, when I take the train to work I am usually listening to music on a portable CD player. Funny how no one wants to steal those anymore.
  • KimNorth: "You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing i Phones. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once." -- Celine Dion

    Gosh I know Celine was in New York last night singing in time square for New Years but what is it with her?


    She's Canadian. She doesn't know any better. Seriously, it's obvious her POV is that some must pilfer to survive. Sure, you may wish your laptop didn't get stolen. But to someone else it means a crumb to eat for their children. Or a sweet intravenous injection of Next Stop: Bellevue.
  • Isn't there an app for that?
  • As someone who works for the carrier with the largest number of iphones let me break it down for you on how 90% off iphone theft works.

    1. Because Iphones seem to carry a magical power that makes iphone users carrier them in their hands instead of in their pockets or purses, they are prone to leave them in taxis, on tables, at bars, and counters  when they are shopping.

    2. If an iphone user does have it in their purse or pocket, the first thing they do is take it out and sit in in front of them on the table so everyone can see it.

    3. Not willing to admit they "lost" it, they say it was stolen and have to file an insurance claim, and stolen sounds better than "i lost it".
  • theflatline: As someone who works for the carrier with the largest number of iphones let me break it down for you on how 90% off iphone theft works.

    1. Because Iphones seem to carry a magical power that makes iphone users carrier them in their hands instead of in their pockets or purses, they are prone to leave them in taxis, on tables, at bars, and counters  when they are shopping.

    2. If an iphone user does have it in their purse or pocket, the first thing they do is take it out and sit in in front of them on the table so everyone can see it.

    3. Not willing to admit they "lost" it, they say it was stolen and have to file an insurance claim, and stolen sounds better than "i lost it".


    BUT someone always FINDS it then it is up to them to turn it in to where ever call number "hey found this know who's it is?" after that THEY STOLE it. Am I wrong???
  • As someone who fixes and sells iPhones, the AT&T iPhone is by far the most valuable one to resell. It is the only one that is on the GSM network.
  • KimNorth: "You know, some people are stealing and they're making a big deal out of it. Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing i Phones. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once." -- Celine Dion

    Gosh I know Celine was in New York last night singing in time square for New Years but what is it with her?


    I've never touched Celine Dion's breasts in my life. Let me touch those things for once.
  • davidphogan: Isn't there an app for that?


    Yes. It is called "your pocket." Keep your iPhone out of sight in your pocket and people are less likely to steal it.
  • davidphogan: Isn't there an app for that?



    yep, you download a Glock...
  • theflatline: As someone who works for the carrier with the largest number of iphones let me break it down for you on how 90% off iphone theft works.

    1. Because Iphones seem to carry a magical power that makes iphone users carrier them in their hands instead of in their pockets or purses, they are prone to leave them in taxis, on tables, at bars, and counters  when they are shopping.

    2. If an iphone user does have it in their purse or pocket, the first thing they do is take it out and sit in in front of them on the table so everyone can see it.

    3. Not willing to admit they "lost" it, they say it was stolen and have to file an insurance claim, and stolen sounds better than "i lost it".


    I've never lost portable electronics, but I've never had any Apple portable electronics either. I have dropped them on tile floors, closed them in car doors, dropped an earpiece in a toilet (and that was the last time I used bluetooth wireless earpieces), and most recently dropped and immediately retrieved one that fell into a mud puddle (thankfully with no lasting damage, thank you Uncle Ben!), but never lost one, or damaged one enough that it quit working altogether.

    /USRobotics Pilot 5000
    //Motorola RAZR
    ///Palm Zire 71
    ////Palm Tungsten T5
    //T-Mobile G1
    //Samsung Galaxy SII
  • Mock26: davidphogan: Isn't there an app for that?

    Yes. It is called "your pocket." Keep your iPhone out of sight in your pocket and people are less likely to steal it.


    Now that theoretically cell companies are denying service to serial numbers of reported-stolen phones, this should be much less of a problem once thieves can't pawn them, can't use them themselves. The only remaining loophole is classifieds like Craigslist, but if the cops feel that trafficking in stolen merchandise worth several hundred dollars is worth pursuing...
  • maybe Bloomberg can just limit the size of Iphones and that will solve the problem
  • Actually, reading the article, Bloomberg is calling for people to wear tight fitting clothes. +1 for Bloomberg.
  • theflatline: 1. Because Iphones seem to carry a magical power that makes iphone users carrier them in their hands instead of in their pockets or purses, they are prone to leave them in taxis, on tables, at bars, and counters when they are shopping.


    Holy shiat! You're right.
  • That's what I like about my old Samsung flip phone. It's like a '72 pinto - no one would want to steal it.
  • TWX: Mock26: davidphogan: Isn't there an app for that?

    Yes. It is called "your pocket." Keep your iPhone out of sight in your pocket and people are less likely to steal it.

    Now that theoretically cell companies are denying service to serial numbers of reported-stolen phones, this should be much less of a problem once thieves can't pawn them, can't use them themselves. The only remaining loophole is classifieds like Craigslist, but if the cops feel that trafficking in stolen merchandise worth several hundred dollars is worth pursuing...


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