[Photos of disabled phones] Comment: Apple needs to publicize its store device security measures to deter robberies

Update: Photos (above) are now surfacing of disabled phones stolen from Apple Stores by looters acting under the cover of protests at the killing of George Floyd. It is also reported that camera permission is enabled, suggesting that Apple would be able to remotely take photos from either front- or rear-facing cameras.

I’ve seen a couple of pieces recently on what appear to be increasingly frequent snatch-and-grab robberies of display devices from Apple Stores.

One thing stood out for me: neither author appeared aware of the security measures Apple takes to render stolen display devices useless. And if tech writers don’t know about them, it’s guaranteed that thieves don’t either …

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