you only need the one side of the story, LOL.
"A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each.
Shou Lin Wen, 39, and his wife, Yuting Tan, 27, made nearly $4 million from the scheme in just eight months, the state attorney general said."
"Apple thefts have skyrocketed 40 percent from last year.
The New York Post originally estimated Apple crime had jumped 55 percent, but the statistics are still alarming as one in seven crimes in New York City now involve Apple products.
The statistic greatly outpaces overall New York City crime, which only rose four percent."
"Prosecutors charged Davis and an alleged accomplice, Alejandro
Campos, with murder. They have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting
trial in jail on Rikers Island.Nearly a year after Yang's death, a
cloud of grief still hangs over his family. His father sleeps in his
son's bed. His mother prayed at the scene of the shooting every day for
four weeks until her husband asked her to stop. "It will only cause you
heartbreak," he told her. Hyun Sup Yang attributed her son's death to the insatiable demand for the world's most popular phone. "If my son never had an iPhone," she said in an interview, "he would be alive now."Yang's
murder stands as a chilling example of a modern-day crime wave sweeping
the country, sometimes with deadly consequences. From New York to San
Francisco to Washington, D.C., police have reported a surge in thefts of
smartphones and tablet computers -- iPhones and iPads in particular.
The spike in robberies has grown so pronounced that police have coined a
term for such crimes: Apple picking."
Crime Explodes Over iPhones
"Cell phone theft in San Francisco has become such a major problem that police officers have attempted to set up sting operations to arrest buyers of potentially stolen phones. Doing so, SFPD argues, would target the source of the problem. Without buyers, thieves would have no market to sell to.Map of violent cell phone thefts in San FranciscoMap of violent cell phone thefts in San Francisco "In just over half the incidents, victims were punched, kicked, or otherwise physically intimidated for their phones, and in a quarter of robberies, users were threatened with guns or knives," reports Infoworld. AdvertisementThis accounted for 41 percent of the serious crimes in the city. In Washington, DC, theft of phones accounted for 40 percent of robberies while in New York, the number is over half."
THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING, REJECT IT AT YOUR OWN PERIL, IF USING iPHONE.
What we need are police with bullet proof vests on, walking in civilian dress, wearing the tell all ear buds, and when someone comes up to them with a gun or knife, just blast about half the clip into them before they realize what's happening. Now THAT will bring an end to it!!! Not only will it be a deterrent, but send another low life to God for his own personal judgement day. Like the good book says, "Put the evil from among you".