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  • iPhone 5 Related Crimes Already Reported Across Three Continents

    The iPhone is not only high in demand among consumers, it's also hotly sought-after by criminals who presumably realize the top dollar this device can draw on the black market.

    The iPhone 5 has only been un-boxed for a matter of hours, but iPhone 5-related crimes have already been reported on three continents. From the UK to the US and even in Japan, a rash of crimes has been reported with no clear indication that the pattern is about to end.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Japan is where the most elaborate crimes have been committed. "A Softbank Corp store in the western district of Osaka city was wiped clean of its iPhone 5 stock," WSJ reports. All 116 devices were stolen.

    Apple said initial sales of the iPhone 5 set a new company record. Pre-orders on the first day topped 2 million units. Since then, Apple has said pre-order customers would have to wait up to one month for a new iPhone to ship.
    Between boxes of product being swiped to entire display windows being raided, thieves are clearly coming for the iPhone 5.

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Related Crimes Already Reported Across Three Continents started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      mod edit/racist comment removed.
    1. Banks4004's Avatar
      Banks4004 -
      mod edit/

      cant stop them
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
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      Quote Originally Posted by Banks4004 View Post
      cant stop them
      Omg I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe.
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      ^^WTF is wrong with you people. Please drop the ban hammer on them.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
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      Gimmie yo iPhone dawg!

      jk lmao
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      mod edit/

      Obvious troll is obvious.
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      mod edit/

      Your joke was done in bad taste.
    1. dblkone's Avatar
      dblkone -
      In really bad taste and should be banned.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Racist comments/quoted post removed. OMG, play nice.
    1. Banks4004's Avatar
      Banks4004 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
      mod edit/racist comment removed.
      i guess u can stop them
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      Bad economy times are hard all over the world...
    1. Otablow's Avatar
      Otablow -
      Thats was really really bad for people to commit crime because of Iphone 5!!!
    1. mallenass's Avatar
      mallenass -
      This is the dumbest, most manipulative, UNNECESARY fear enticing Post EVER!!! Badly Done!!

      mod edit/ THIS B*TCH!!!!!
    1. mn30mn's Avatar
      mn30mn -
      UPS stole my phone. Now it's going to be a long wait. Thanks Apple for using UPS. I ordered 2 ipad3 last time no prob with Fed Ex. I wish they had an option to pick carriers I would have paided extra. I pretty sure some of you guys don't have issues with UPS. I think it's just my area.
    1. ashleybrown's Avatar
      ashleybrown -
      The iPhone 5 is really hot in the eyes of the thieves, I remember reading an article wherein a store was robbed hundreds of iPhone units had been stolen as well as cash. if I remember it right this robbery happened in Japan