Yes, you are reading that correctly. Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone X was launched around the world last Friday, but some thieves managed to get their hands on quite a few before the official launch. Here’s what you need to know.
According to several outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area, over 300 iPhone X unites were stolen off of a UPS truck at the Stonestown Galleria mall. The theft occurred last Wednesday, around 11 am PST., when the UPS driver locked his vehicle and left to make another delivery inside of the shopping mall. The thieves, watching the driver leave, sprang into action and broke into the truck managing to get away with about ~$350,000-375,000 in stolen devices. After reviewing security footage, local PD is now looking for three male suspects that wore hooded sweatshirts and used a white Dodge van to get away.
Now don’t get any ideas, as Apple is sure to keep a tight and specific track of which devices go where. Whenever these thieves try and activate the devices, Apple should be able to identify where they are located based off of unique device numbers, specific to every device Apple has ever produced.
Just a day later, Apple released its latest earnings result, and reported a record $52.6 B in revenue, with all of its product areas up Year Over Year. So, the loss of ~$375,000 is not ideal by any means, buy the tech giant will rebound without any issues as the iPhone X is supposed to bring in close to $1 B by the end of the year.
What are your thoughts on the theft? Is it time to create a new delivery system for high value products? Let myself and other readers know below!