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Looting Apple Stores

Looters find that iPhones stolen from Apple Stores are bricked

June 2nd, 2020

Looters over the past few days have hit a number of Apple retail stores. iPhones and iPads stolen from Apple Stores have a kill-switch and are essentially bricked once leaving Apple’s Wi-Fi network. The senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked a wave of nationwide protests against racial inequality …

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These Apple stores might reopen as soon as this weekend

April 28th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is still spreading throughout the US, with the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University showing that more than 1 million people in the US have now been infected by the virus. Nevertheless, some companies and locales around the US are starting to plan incremental reopenings, including Simon Property Group. That’s the biggest …

Apple Store theft

Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies

October 7th, 2018

Given that Apple Stores are literal showcases where tens of thousands of dollars of electronics is made available just a few steps from public streets, it’s never been surprising that they’re targets for theft. Apple has always balanced the welcoming atmosphere of its stores with subtle-but-obvious security guards loitering in the background, but thanks to …

iPhone XS reservations: Apple Store problems

Report: Apple Stores are having problems with iPhone and Apple Watch pickups worldwide

September 21st, 2018

According to MacRumors readers and social media users around the world, Apple Stores have been having technical issues with completing in-store pickup orders for customers. People with reservations for iPhone and Apple Watch devices have been told to cancel their reservations and buy instead from the store’s walk-in stock, according to the report. The issue seems to …