Thieves only want iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JetBlack7, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. matttye macrumors 601

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    Muggers don't care about what's cool, they care about what sells for a high price. The iPhone is blatantly such a device.
     
  2. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Well, great commercial for Apple. Or, on second thought, not. :)
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I am mad at you because that video made me watch an absolutely horrendous T-Mobile ad where two guys fight each other dressed up as 8-bit robots arguing about camera specs.

    I'm even mad I had to type that sentence out. :mad:
     
  4. leeuk macrumors newbie

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    that made me laugh
     
  5. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    That's horrible! Not surprising one bit. As said, thieves are after MONEY... iPhones have the best monetary value.

    I'd like to be able to enable a GPS on my phone that can NEVER be disabled. Hand that one over and call the cops.
     
  6. JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    +1 for making me laugh xD
     
  7. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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  8. JetBlack7 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And I believe others might have thought of that idea already.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like there's a market for cases that make iPhones look like BB or Android devices. :D
     
  10. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    if the US had IMEI blocking, it would probably decrease mobile phone theft cause the thieves would just end up with a brick.
     
  11. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    The US does have IMEI blocking. The carriers need to update the GSMA database though, and there is no motivation for them to do so.
     
  12. VulchR, Dec 17, 2011
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    VulchR macrumors 68020

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    You'd think Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Google would create phones that had security hardware that would make theft pointless (something that would brick stolen phones as soon as any updates (OS, songs, videos, apps) were requested). Certainly Apple can keep track of songs, apps, videos, podcasts in the hundreds of thousands if not millions, so why can't they come up with a mechanism that allows a user to register a phone and de-register it when a phone is sold or given as a gift? Would it be so hard then to have an option to register the phone as stolen? It sounds like they'll have to do this any way to fix the iMessage bug, so why not offer enhanced security as well?
     
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