Apple Thefts On The Rise, While Ordering A New iPhone 5 Gets Easier

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You know how they say, “easy come, easy go”? Today we’ve got a pair of iPhone-related stories for you, one about getting a new iPhone, and one about losing your old one.

According to the NYPD, crimes involving Apple products saw a steep rise this year. Since the start of 2012, the Department has registered over eleven thousand thefts of Apple hardware, up from around three thousand over the same period in 2011. Such Apple-related thefts are increasing at a rate higher than the overall growth of crime, as well. So, if you’re traveling to the Big Apple anytime soon, make sure you keep your own Apple gear on a short leash.

Whether your old iPhone got stolen, or you’re just looking to upgrade, plenty of smartphone users are interested in buying the iPhone 5. With lengthy waiting lists for online orders, and the uncertainty of trying your luck at a retail store, what’s the best way to get one? Apple has just started letting customers placing their orders online elect to pick up their new phones in an Apple Store. To take advantage of this arrangement, you’ll need to pop online sometime after 10PM the night before you’re interested in getting the phone, so Apple Store stocks for the next day will be accurate. As long as there’s stock on-hand, you can get your order in that night, and you’ll be able to swing by the store in the morning to pick your phone up.

Source: Gothamist, Apple
Via: ipodnn, PhoneDog

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!