Image shows how Apple blocks iPhones stolen from its stores
Looters across the US boycotting protests against the death of George Floyd are continuing to ransack businesses small and large across the country, with Apple Stores becoming an increasingly popular target for thieves out to cause carnage.
During the four Apple Store burglaries The Apple Post has reported on over the past 48 hours, thousands of dollars worth of iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches will have been stolen by the brazen thieves, and an image shared on Twitter shows something many of us (probably) will have never seen before: the message Apple shows to devices which have been locked when stolen from its stores.
When a device is stolen from an Apple Store, proximity sensors automatically brick the device, therefore rendering them useless to the criminals. Now, Twitter user Josh (@onlyfanobtainer) has shared an image he found of the warning message that appears on the locked devices, with Apple demanding the stolen devices need to be returned to the store.
Nah son I swear to god I’d be heated ??? pic.twitter.com/RoFxHV1lLm
— josh (apex male) (@onlyfanobtainer) May 31, 2020
The message reads “Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.”
It is unlikely any of the devices stolen during the robberies will ever be recovered, but the image goes to show that stealing an iPhone from an Apple Store, or any Apple device for that matter, will leave you with nothing but a guilty conscience.