Friday, 13 June 2014

Apple's iPhone lock stops thieves, but has unintended consequences

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010, it not only created a non-stop stream of money for itself, but also for thousands of other companies. And as the markets for smartphones and tablets grew, so did crimes that involved those products. Easy to snatch, and just about as simple to resell elsewhere for hundreds of dollars, these products became prime targets for thieves. Around 3.1 million Americans had smartphones stolen last year, or about double the year before, according to a recent study conducted by Consumer Reports.
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