Careful with your new iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fckdroid, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. fckdroid macrumors newbie

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    iPhone jacking/snatching is big on the SF streets and muni buses. these's at least one everyday in our local paper's daily crime blotter. (i.e. punk yanks it outta your hand and then runs off (if not socking you in the face first)) ... Take it from our DA:

    sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cwnevius/detail?blogid=18&entry_id=60696#ixzz0rQwpaOZB
     
  2. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Sucks that we live in a world where iPhones value more than a human life.
     
  3. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Technology is becoming, and have been, their god to some people.
     
  4. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    My neighbor had her iPhone stolen when she went to LA. True story.
     
  5. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    No doubt. My BIL is a cop in ontario and they had him go around late last year pretending to be a teen and just see if someone would pull a weapon on him for his 3gs.
     
  6. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't give up my iPhone, ever. You point a gun at me you better kill me, I will chase you down and get my phone back.
     
  7. Wailord macrumors 6502

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    There was serial iPhone theft at my high school. Probably ten were stolen from the same class throughout the year, and no other phones (that could've also been stolen) were taken. Of course, I happened to have an iPhone.

    /sadface
     
  8. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    You can't be serious. No damn phone is worth your LIFE.
     
  9. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a

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    The late Charlton Heston once said.......

    I'll give you my iPhone 4......when you take it from my cold, dead hands
     
  10. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    I never have my phone out in the subway unless it's absolutely necessary. When I do have it out, I always make sure I'm gripping it in a way that won't allow it to be snatched away easily. I also have this weird subconscious thing where I hold my phone with one hand and have my other hand automatically becomes a fist, ready to attack any douchebag that even looks at my phone the wrong way :D
     
  11. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    If you live in big city / high crime area, you wouldn't think "you better kill me I won't let my iPhone go." believe me they will. Don't get killed just to protect your god damn phone.

    I'll protect my phone within reasons, but I always have insurance that covers theft, and I'll keep my life intact.
     
  12. Tee Hee macrumors member

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    I don't have my phone out when I roam the streets or use public transportation.

    Just don't draw attention to yourself.
     
  13. doodads macrumors 6502

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    I live in a concealed carry state. Nobody's going to take my iPhone.
     
  14. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    one of the perks of living in a college town in wisconsin. this kind of crime doesn't happen. your more likely to get puked on if your walking through downtown around midnight.

    Blonde Buddhist
     
  15. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a

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    touche!!!!:D
     
  16. dtlee1974 macrumors regular

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    I live in a concealed carry state as well, in a major metro area (Minn/St. Paul) and I never hear of this happening.....wonder if there's a connection?
     
  17. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Same here... except now no one needs a permit for a concealed weapon. :eek: Arizona laws just changed!
     
  18. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

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    Same here (except in Tx). Another perk is that since damn near half of the campus seems to be rich, they'll be more likely to have the new iPhone then try to get yours.

    I'd rather have the high crime though. Even Radioshack had their pre-orders completely full an hour after they opened. Don't even want to imagine it Thurs.
     
  19. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    Concealed carry here as well with enough hollow point .40 cal between myself and anyone who chooses to attempt to victimize me.

    I can not imagine living in a state that does not allow that.
     
  20. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Or a pair of Nike Air Jordans. I'd KILL for a pair of those things. :p
     
  21. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    I live in my mom's basement...with the Internet, I never need to go outside. :D
     
  22. Krafty macrumors 601

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    You're right. I'd kill for a NISMO-Tuned Nissan 350z.
     
  23. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Nissan? I can think of better cars to kill for.
     
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  25. Krafty macrumors 601

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    So can I, but I'd mod and customize the **** out of it. Plus, its easier to find than a Murcielago...
     
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