Apple has now started tracking down its stolen iPhone devices from its retail store in the US which occurred during the recent protests in regards to the death of George Floyd. People have now started posting images on social media platforms like Twitter of stolen iPhones from the Us retail store.
According to these social media posts, The message shown on these devices state “Please Return To Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local Authorities will be alerted.” The stolen iPhone will not be usable outside the store. The iPhones that come on display in the stores are fitted with a special tracking software that tracks its location in event of any burglary occurring.
In the wake of the recent pandemic of COVID-19, the Apple stores have been closed since Mid-March, but as the situation was easing out, the tech giant had announced that it would be opening 100 retail stores starting with the US. Last week, Apple stores were looted due to the ongoing protests of the George Floyd killing affecting stores in Washington, New York and Los Angeles.
According to sources, the raiders targeted not only Apple stores but many high-end retail stores in Los Angeles and Portland. Reports have stated that looters have obtained luxury items worth $85,000 USD from Louis Vuitton Store in the city. As of now, there is no official report stating the number of iPhones recovered but we are looking forward to find a definite number of the same.