iPhone XS Max Almost stolen !

Drowssap

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Grabbed a guy as he was leaving who lifted my phone off the table in a public lounge, not worth mentioning the drama that ensued afterwords, but it got me thinking, I have the AC lost and stolen policy, has anyone used this ? and what are the deductible if any or out of pocket cost.

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jbachandouris

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Don't know the costs, but as far as I know, it is run by Assurion.

Not sure how they are now, but the refurbs they provide are sometimes repaired using third party parts and if you bring them to Apple, they may be ineligible for service. Maybe they have changed....maybe not....
 

Kendo

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Grabbed a guy as he was leaving who lifted my phone off the table in a public lounge, not worth mentioning the drama that ensued afterwords, but it got me thinking, I have the AC lost and stolen policy, has anyone used this ? and what are the deductible if any or out of pocket cost.

Thanks
Please mention the details of the drama, it is a slow day at work.
 

Kendo

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id say you were asking for it to get swiped leaving it out on a table in public like that.
Its like leaving a bag of potato chips open in front of a bunch of seagulls. Can you blame them?
Leaving your car unlocked with the windows down in a public parking lot, yes it is your fault.

Having your phone out in front of you on the table while at Starbucks or a library, not quite your fault.
 

an-other

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A friend's niece claims to have her iphone swiped from her hands whilst walking in Paris on Sunday.

I have no reason to doubt her honesty. I also suspect she's easily targeted as a gap year student walking about in a foreign land.
 

jagolden

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I'd hate to have this thought process in my daily life.
It’s not a matter of being constantly worried or afraid, it’s a matter of being aware.
No, people shouldn’t go around stealing things, but it’s naive to think this isn’t daily life.
 
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JBGoode

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Grabbed a guy as he was leaving who lifted my phone off the table in a public lounge, not worth mentioning the drama that ensued afterwords, but it got me thinking, I have the AC lost and stolen policy, has anyone used this ? and what are the deductible if any or out of pocket cost.

Thanks
The drama that ensued is probably the best part of this story and is absolutely worth mentioning.

I for one want to hear it.;)
 

Shirasaki

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Yeah, I also almost got my iPad stolen by not covering it while putting it in my bag in a car. Luckily the thief was distracted and did not target my bag or he did not know the keyboard folio protected thing is an iPad Pro.
Apple Australia does not have theft protection in AC sadly, as bad things tend to happen.
The takeaway from my story is always cover expensive items and lock the car, although in certain countries, people can just walk by you and rob whatever on your hand. :(:eek:
 

Relentless Power

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Leaving a phone lying around unattended is one thing. However say you’re out having lunch and you leave it on the table you’re sitting at and it gets stolen I don’t think you can be blamed.
You’re over-assuming, because the OP never said ‘they were sitting at the table when it was lifted’. The OP said they grabbed the guy as he was leaving who lifted their phone off the table in a public lounge, which could be they turned their back or left it unattended. Need more details how the events unfolded from the OP.
 

Shanghaichica

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You’re over-assuming, because the OP never said ‘they were sitting at the table when it was lifted’. The OP said they grabbed the guy as he was leaving who lifted their phone off the table in a public lounge, which could be they turned their back or left it unattended. Need more details how the events unfolded from the OP.
I agree we do need more details. If it was left unattended then I have little sympathy. However if he left it on a table he was sitting at then I can understand that. Hopefully the OP will explain more about what actually happened.
 

Newtons Apple

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Leaving a phone lying around unattended is one thing. However say you’re out having lunch and you leave it on the table you’re sitting at and it gets stolen I don’t think you can be blamed.
Sorry but it only takes a second to steal a phone off a table.

In public I would never leave my phone laying somewhere, not even for a second!

Really does not matter who is blamed as the owner will have to replace the device.
 

antman2x2

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This pisses me off so much. Who the hell does someone think they are to touch YOUR property. I hate people, I really do. Go work and buy your own god damn phone. Nowadays a stolen phone is essentially a BRICK at the touch of a button. Why bother?
 

Relentless Power

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People still steal iPhones?
Is this a serious question? I work in L.E, and the the #1 item stolen is iPhones. It’s an _incredibly_ popular segment of stolen items, because of the high resale value and it’s ‘easy Money’ for the victims who think they’re participating in a legitimate sale for the most notarized smart phone in the world. These stolen iPhones are mainly sold in person, as online is becoming more difficult to do so with IMEI checks.
 
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supergt

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People still steal iPhones?
There is a huge secondary market for iPhone parts, particularly authentic Apple screens. If you do a craigslist search in your local area, I bet you'll find people selling iCloud locked phones. I always assume these are stolen and the only use for such phones are the parts.
 

andyw715

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Is this a serious question? I work in L.E, and the the #1 item stolen is iPhones. It’s an _incredibly_ popular segment of stolen items, because of the high resale value and it’s ‘easy Money’ for the victims who think they’re participating in a legitimate sale for the most notarized smart phone in the world. These stolen iPhones are mainly sold in person, as online is becoming more difficult to do so with IMEI checks.
Sure, the below explains though. With iCloud lock they become bricks, but I can see parting them out.

There is a huge secondary market for iPhone parts, particularly authentic Apple screens. If you do a craigslist search in your local area, I bet you'll find people selling iCloud locked phones. I always assume these are stolen and the only use for such phones are the parts.
 

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[MOD NOTE]
Lets leave the PRSI content out of the open forum - a number of posts were removed due to the inclusion of PRSI content.
 
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