Apple Successfully Thwarting Theft

Posted: Jun 20 2014, 3:51am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple Successfully Thwarting Theft
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iPhone thefts are down dramatically since implementing new features

Companies producing smartphones have had a very serious problem due to the high price and high resell potential of their products. Apple has been particularly forward thinking in stopping this, though, and their new anti-theft features have proven very successful in recent months.

Last September Apple introduced the Activation Lock feature in their devices. This effectively works as a remote kill switch that allows the company to stop a phone from working if it has been stolen. In the time since they introduced it, iPhone robberies have dropped by 19 percent, making the owners much safer due to the typically violent robberies that had been taking place. In contrast to that success, though, Samsung has seen a 40 percent RISE in violent robberies of owners with their devices.

This is all due to recent reports from consumer safety advocates who have pressured Apple to do more about potential theft. They are a large target for thieves since they can be easily resold for a profit. As they continue to do more to prevent this, however, thieves are increasingly deterred knowing that they will not be able to sell the phone to someone that will be able to activate it and continue using it. While this has caused some problems for legitimate resellers, the safety of it cannot be denied.

There is still pressure to do even more, so stay tuned to find out what kinds of things Apple has up its sleeve for the next iPhone, which promises to be the most secure smartphone on the market.

Source: Apple Balla

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Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.




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