NYPD Forms Dedicated Team to Recover Stolen Apple Devices

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.