Looters who stole iPhones from Apple stores can't actually use them

Looters who stole iPhones from Apple stores can't actually use them

- Looters reportedly stormed Apple stores in the United States and stole phones and other Apple devices

- However, the phones may be worthless in their hands as they come with complex security features

- Stores that were affected included those in the cities of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Phoenix among others

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Most states in America have become ungovernable after demonstrators poured into the streets protesting the gruesome death of George Floyd.

Many shops were closed down after the protesters turned into looters and started stealing everything they could come in shops along streets in various cities.

Looters who stole iPhones from Apple stores won't be able to use them

Apple Stores in Washington DC. Photo: Washington Post
Source: UGC

One of the retail shops that was hit hard included Apple stores in the cities of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Phoenix among many others, according to a report by Fox News.

Other retailers who were affected included Target, Nordstrom and Nike which were looted over the weekend amid protests calling attention to the death of Floyd.

In a viral video on social media, looters in Phoenix stole everything except the table-like structures that were being used for mounting phones and laptops for display.

The looters made away with very expensive iPhones and other gadgets from the store.

However, little known to them, the iPhones which have some of the most intense security features may be as good as useless in the hands of thieves.

In 2016, Apple developed a security feature which only allows demo devices to only work within the store.

With the feature, iPhones cannot do anything but respond to "Find my iPhone" when removed from stores.

Besides, an iPhone should be activated first before it can be used and this activation is only done to the genuine buyers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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