Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal’s Rolfe Winkler wrote a hair-raising story about how he chased after some guy who grabbed his date’s iPad on the subway–only to get his jaw broken by an accomplice.That incidident prompted a story on the “iCrime” that is sweeping the country, in which people are being mugged, beaten up, and even killed for their gadgets.
The cops call it “Apple picking.”
40% of the items stolen in New York City are Apple gadgets
Using your iPhone in public really is like waving cash around.
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