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  • Robbers and Thieves Seem to Prefer The iPhone


    The Android platform and the iOS platform have always been a topic of heated discussion in most cases. Whatever your personal views may be, it is important to note that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so agreeing to disagree is usually the best bet here. That being the case, it is always interesting to read statistics and information regarding the two.

    According to NBC New York, two robbers in upper Manhattan are targeting Columbia University students and demanding that they hand over their iPhones. A typical scene one might think, but what the ironic thing here is what happened in one of the more specific situations. Upon discovering that one of the victims had an Android powered smartphone instead of an iPhone, the robbers declined to take it and demanded cash instead. Another victim had a BlackBerry which the robbers also refused to steal as well. "It's insulting they don't want my BlackBerry," said the victim, which is one of the strangest comments we think we've personally ever read.

    This isn't the first time that something like this has happened. There were various reports when the first iPods came out of a rise in muggings and thefts. It seemed that if you wore the iconic white Apple headphones, you were practically wearing a sign that said "Please rob me." Recently, the NYPD even told the Daily News that at least 70% of the cell phones taken due to robberies and thefts were iPhones. This is probably the case because Apple products consistently retain a high resale value and furthermore, the high demand for the iPhone naturally makes it a tempting target for thieves.

    It was very strange that the robbers would actually return devices like the Android and Blackberry, one would assume that it would still be worth money. As strange as it may sound, it is something that is true. We would like to hear what you guys think regarding the topic - let us know in the comments below!

    Source: Daily News, The Loop
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Robbers and Thieves Seem to Prefer The iPhone started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      That's all good for the gsm network based phones, but the CDMA network ones can get put on that lost or stolen list and can never get activated again. Come to think of it that's why they have all those bad esn iPhones on eBay. That's crazy they wouldn't take the droid devices u can still make some ok money but the blackberries lmao.
    1. grimmi's Avatar
      grimmi -
      Hahaha dont get me wrong, I am no fanboy but according to what I have read, this article is just another way to say iPhone is better. Lol
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      This **** happens at OSU all the time..
    1. RobberBoy's Avatar
      RobberBoy -
      i would say this is due to the iPhone value... ;P
    1. BlueStag's Avatar
      BlueStag -
      Does this mean that android devices could easily be traced like sending a text and getting its location and several other tweaks..?? Or it's just that " apple brand" that they think are expensive because if sold fetch a good price and many are ready to buy iPhone..???
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by RobberBoy View Post
      i would say this is due to the iPhone value... ;P
      Agree u would get a small amount for a droid based phone but u could get a good amount for a iPhone even if sold as damaged u still get a good return! And it's also demand!
    1. moomoochoo's Avatar
      moomoochoo -
      lol. When they returned the phones they also handed the police their fingerprints.
      Nice job!

      (EDIT: actually maybe they didn't touch them- funny if they did though)
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Mod Edit

      That is the most unrelated statement ever. What does that have to do with robbers preferring iPhones over Android phones?
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Mod Edit


      So because YOU got robbed by a black guy, that means 95% of robbers are black?

      How did he get away....do you not have the device tracker set up to locate the phone by GPS?
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Mod Edit

      You're an idiot
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Darn them black people! Darn you!

      It's ok people I have an official "Race Card".
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Mod Edit

      What he really meant to say was. "not to sound like ima racist, but I really am one so there is no confusion there. This article has nothing to do with who is robbing these phones, so I thought id point out that because I hate black people, that all black rob things. This is a fact cause one time a black robbed me, and if one robs me they all will"
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Mod Edit

      If you're in an area highly populated by blacks then obviously 95% will be blacks just as if you lived in a area highly populated by whites then 95% will be whites and i doubt you have a friend that is a detective your'e probably a 13 year old white kid in the hood dumass
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Mod Edit

      What in the world does that have to do with anything? It's like saying "95% of people who get their phone stolen are white." And you certainly sound like you're racist.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Some people need to chill out.. Who cares if they were black? I'm black. Well a sexy kind of black but that's besides the point! Relax guys, this thread is simply pointing out that 'robbers prefer iPhones over android... But honestly it doesn't matter is what I'm saying. Too serious and I'm smiling right now.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Mod Edit

      No we're not. Your statement is retarded. I think you're the only one here who cares whether blacks or whites or Hispanics or Asians steal phones. The whole article was just saying how some inbred wouldn't accept an Android device or a blackberry. And then you made your retarded statement. And yeah, it probably is only your area where all those things happen. Stupid racist...
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Mod Edit

      Always meet at a vzw store never in some alley or street. Things could of got out of hand fast if u caught him.

      The world has really went into the toilet. People go so low to steal other peoples cell phones.
    1. crutchkelly's Avatar
      crutchkelly -
      Is Modmyi a racist forum? I am a person of color, and have been reading this forum for a few years. I feel like a fool for not realizing this before.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      I LOLed when I read the article.

      The kid who got robbed: get out.
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Mod Edit

      Lmao that just shows how ignorant you really are if you think the only way being racist is by dropping a bomb on someone...YOU STUPPPPID YO