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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. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Mod Edit

      Alright now leave and don't come back.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Mod Edit

      You must be like 9 or something.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      Mod Edit

      It's a good thing you mentioned you aren't racist, because that sure sounded racist seriously, I hope you just left your account open and someone put that comment in as a joke because it sure sounds like one
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      obamas not black idiot and if you think that voting for him makes you not racist your wrong it could simply mean youre a democrat
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      This **** happens at OSU all the time..
      Well people do need the money to buy some nice athletic gear,
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Mod Edit

      Your to dumb to realize your getting called out for stating an irrelevant "fact" there was no point at all in adding any comment about a person race in here. The fact you put "I'm not racist I own a color tv" just proves you are a racist.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      how did this thread turn from robbers prefer iphones over droids to racism?

      some comments made me lol a bit like..."I'm not racist I own a colored tv"
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      I spent some time living in the north of England and I can tell you the muggers there were grateful for everything. A friend of mine had his car door pried open with a crowbar; the thieves stole a can of de-icer. Another got mugged for a Bic biro pen (about $0.15 new - probably free with shipping if sold 2nd hand on eBay!). American muggers should learn to be more appreciative. Turning down Droids and BlackBerrys?!? Shame on them! I blame their upbringing ;-)
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Hey even robbers have standards...
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Where are the moderators on this forum? this is incredibly stupid and irrelevant. starkall, you need to stop. you are leading a pointless debate. What you have said is racist, politically incorrect, and just overall false. This forum is not racist, nor is it political. I am sorry that you have been stolen from, but what is past is gone, so there is no need to continue this debate.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      \Mod Edit

      Your comments were 100% irrelevant. Stop being so ignorant please.

      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      where are the moderators on this forum? This is incredibly stupid and irrelevant. Starkall, you need to stop. You are leading a pointless debate. What you have said is racist, politically incorrect, and just overall false. This forum is not racist, nor is it political. I am sorry that you have been stolen from, but what is past is gone, so there is no need to continue this debate.
      +1 exactly!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Mod Edit

      You stated that 95% of robbers are black. So no, sir, that is not a fact. One does not need to drop the N bomb to make their statement racist.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Enough star git back on topic on the news.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Every race has a high crime rate. The jails are filled with all different races. U just came off a little strong no offense. You have to admit that no where in the article I might be wrong but it didn't state the race of the robbers.
    1. gqgarnett's Avatar
      gqgarnett -
      I am black and he is right that's the problem with the black race we will not admit the truth
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Enough with the black and white comments stick to the topic guys.
    1. Madman604x's Avatar
      Madman604x -
      if apple would/could remote nuke the phones no one would steal them.
    1. G113764's Avatar
      G113764 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Madman604x View Post
      if apple would/could remote nuke the phones no one would steal them.
      I'd pay for this...
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Madman604x View Post
      if apple would/could remote nuke the phones no one would steal them.
      New feature coming soon to the iPhone 6.
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      I'd pay for it as well, you know they can because they do it with their lost prototypes.