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Apple Is Disabling Stolen iPhones, Leaving Looters Disappointed

Apple is tracking and disabling iPhones stolen from its retail stores and leaving them inoperable. Several looters took advantage of protests over the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police to loot shops.


Screenshots of Apple’s warning message have started to circulate on both Twitter and Reddit. One message read; “Please return to Apple Walnut Street. The device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.” Apple Walnut Street is in reference to a retail location in Philadelphia.


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Another user also posted the same message using his Twitter account, confirming the move.



As per Marketwatch, a spokesperson said Apple doesn’t comment on matters of security. However, he confirms that demo devices taken illegally from Apple stores bear warning messages like those reported on social media.


Apple CEO Tim Cook in a memo to employees called Floyd’s death “senseless” noting that now isn’t the time for “standing on the sidelines.”


He said: “There is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism.”


“To our colleagues in the Black community — we see you. You matter, your lives matter, and you are valued here at Apple,” Cook also added.


The company made the decision to close the majority of its stores and remove stock because of safety concerns. This is despite the stores just reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. Looters attacked Apple stores in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia, also carting away several products.


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