Apple is tracking the looted phones

Apple is tracking the looted phones
Source: Sung Jin Cho from

After the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer, protests erupted in major cities of America towards reform to police brutality towards black Americans. In these protests, many businesses are looted, vandalised and arson by the angry mob.

Apple stores in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia are looted and destroyed during the protests by taking the whatever product is available.

Apple has a pre-installed proximity software in the devices that disables a device when it is taken illegally from a store. Well, thanks to social media, we can now see the message that greets a looter powering up their new device: “This device has been disabled and is being tracked,” it says. “Local authorities will be alerted.”

There is a little chance that these devices are likely to be returned with such messages displayed while turning on and there is a high chance of these stolen devices will be torn down for their parts and resell in the black market for the money.

A few years ago, a high-speed heist happened in an apple store where some unidentified persons grab and run with the expensive apple devices. 

As a precautionary measure, the tech giant Apple is installing a limited version operating system in the sample phone which can be easily tracked.

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