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Conor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple Watches lifted from WalMart, and more in the Apple crime blotter

03/17/2019, 01:03 pm

This week in the Apple crime blotter, MMA star Conor McGregor allegedly smashed a fan's iPhone, a thief broke into an app company's office in Brooklyn and stole MacBooks twice in two weeks, and more.

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iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

The iPhone has likely saved another person's life through unconventional and expensive means, by protecting its owner from a flying arrow in an attack at his home in Australia on Wednesday.

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Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

03/03/2019, 08:03 am

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

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Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

02/17/2019, 11:02 am

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data

02/08/2019, 02:02 pm

Once again, social media is ablaze with accusations that Roger Stone and the San Bernardino shooters are being treated differently by Apple in regards to iCloud data -- but in the real world, there is no difference between how the iCloud data turnover was handled by Apple. AppleInsider breaks it down.

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'Find my iPhone' warned murder victim of assailant's location minutes before death

02/06/2019, 03:02 pm

A murder victim was warned by Find my iPhone that her assailant was nearby only minutes before she was shot to death, but it gave her enough time to save her son.

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Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

02/03/2019, 09:02 am

Roger Stone is a big Apple user -- and that may be a problem for him, given that Apple has handed over data from his iCloud account in accordance with a warrant. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced

01/20/2019, 02:01 pm

Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter.

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Apple thanks Korean police for seizing $900,000 of counterfeit accessories

01/09/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be thanking the Korean police for seizing and preventing the sale of counterfeit accessories for its products worth 1 billion won ($892,000), by presenting a plaque to investigators who apprehended local criminals behind the trade.

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Crime blotter: Crashing a vehicle into an Apple Store fails, Find My iPhone locates several stolen cars

01/06/2019, 02:01 pm

The iPhone remains a popular item for thieves, and if you steal a car with one in it, you may get caught with "find my iPhone." All this in more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Crime blotter: AirDrop Cyberflashing rises, iPad theft leads to high-speed chase, and Apple scams large and small

12/24/2018, 08:12 am

Two Apple thefts in the same part of New Jersey, an indictment for a professor who spent thousands of federal grant money on Apple purchases, and more, in AppleInsider's latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.

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Crime blotter: Brazen iPad mini warehouse theft, restauranteur fencing stolen MacBooks, more

12/02/2018, 11:12 am

Besides just a restaurant-owner that was selling pilfered MacBooks, Apple's iPad and iPhones are continuing targets of thefts everywhere, including from a blind man at Six Flags, and trouble at a Kijiji meetup.

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Apple Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more

11/11/2018, 08:11 am

Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series -- a look at the world of Apple-related crime.

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Crime blotter: Find my iPhone locates stolen police cruiser, murder of Apple India exec, more

10/28/2018, 07:10 pm

As California Apple Store thefts have stopped following the recent arrests, new Apple thefts are reported elsewhere in the country. Plus, the uproar over an Apple India executive's murder continues.

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Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says [u]

10/12/2018, 08:10 pm

A report out of Turkey on Friday claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi used an Apple Watch to record and upload audio of his own interrogation, beating and execution to iCloud.

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App Store fraud allegedly impacting major mobile payment firms in China

10/11/2018, 10:10 am

Two major mobile payments companies in China have asked Apple to help reduce theft on their platforms, where customers' funds are being drained by criminals using stolen Apple IDs connected to their payment accounts for fraudulent App Store purchases.

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Apple Watch health and location data could help find missing Saudi journalist

10/10/2018, 02:10 pm

An Apple Watch may provide clues surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey, with the wearable said to be at the center of an investigation to find out what happened to the Saudi dissident.

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Rampant Chinese iPhone repair fraud forced Apple to develop countermeasures

10/09/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple has spent the last five years combatting fraud relating to iPhone repairs in China, where parts were stolen from working iPhones and were submitted for repair under warranty, a problem that reportedly cost billions of dollars and forced Apple to investigate.

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Police contracted to guard Apple Stores in Sacramento following theft spree

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

Apple has contracted a number of police departments in Sacramento, California to station officers at some Apple Stores, in a bid to increase security at its retail outlets following a long string of robberies by crews in the state.

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Crime blotter: California arrests, a Monster firing, and bulk thefts of new iPhones

09/30/2018, 12:09 pm

A father goes after his ex-wife in court after she took their daughter's iPhone, Find My iPhone finds a stolen iPad, and other news from the world of Apple-related crime.

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