NYPD Forms Dedicated Team to Recover Stolen Apple Devices

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m1k3y_b0y - February 23, 2013 at 11:57am
I work in Manhattan and am on the subway almost every day. Honestly, it really depends on the station and what line you're on, but I almost never whip out my phone. If for no other reason, it makes you too unaware of your surroundings and in general, that's not a good idea on the subway. That said, I'd like to see more 3rd parties developing cheap, useable, and unfugly Bluetooth 4.0 wristwatches that work with the iPhone. It'd be a heck of a lot safer if you had a plain-looking watch on your wrist that could provide brief information from your iPhone (texts, e-mails, phone # of incoming call, etc.) so that you wouldn't feel the need to produce the device. Obviously, you wouldn't want the device to be too flashy or it'll be at risk of being stolen (think Apple iWatch). Likewise, a user's interaction with the device would have to be quick enough that it wouldn't let on that they have a $600 iPhone stashed in their pocket. Although, most of the thefts on the subways are snatch-and-run, where well-practiced thieves time the attack, literally grab the device out of its owners hands, and then bolt.
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kuropankeu - February 23, 2013 at 3:15am
Another vote for iPolice......It could come true you know. NYPD iPolice ‘Sgt. Applecon speaking, how can iHelp you...':)
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Jankhankhan - February 22, 2013 at 11:07pm
iPolice not a bad iDea lol
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Skyluck - February 22, 2013 at 11:01pm
Main thing is don't show off And take care your own stub not depending on who will care for you !!!! You are the one to make people become a stealer !!!!
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Budsal - February 23, 2013 at 6:56pm
Was it my sister's fault her prom date date-raped her because she showed too much leg?
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budsal - February 22, 2013 at 9:38pm
It's about time and I hope it works. My phone was stolen right off my desk when I turned my back for literally 10 seconds. Neither Apple, nor ATT, nor the police were willing to do anything. they all suck and I hope they get better because it's a bunch of bull$hit. Apple was happy it happened because I needed to get a new iPhone. Att was happy because I needed to extend my contract. The police are just pigs.
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NYPD - February 22, 2013 at 8:37pm
They should name the new task force iPolice
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Rockne1865 - February 22, 2013 at 6:11pm
When you buy an Apple devise, they should set up Find my iPhone before you leave the store, I'm hoping the watch I'm hearing about will set off an alarm when it is Separated for too long. If all but a few iPhones had software ready to be turned on it would go a long way to slow down thefts.
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Tzvi Filler - February 22, 2013 at 6:46pm
U cant use find my iPhone on iPod if theres no wifi…
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