iPhones are the dream of millions of people, us first and foremost. But some people are (really) ready to do anything to have a phone from the Apple brand. So in China, a woman bit a safety cable until breaking it to steal an iPhone 14 Plus.
The information was revealed by the South China Morning Post. According to the story given in the article, the young woman managed to escape from an Apple store (or to a third-party reseller, the information is not clear). But her tour de force lies in the fact that she managed to take away an iPhone 14 Plus.
Teeth, our best ally for iPhone theft
The telephones, present for demonstrations, are attached to tables by a very hard security cable. This is not the first time that this wire has been cut, but on the other hand this story takes a different turn when we know how the young woman managed to cut the safety cable.
Rather than using wire cutters, she preferred her molars. If no one notices anything at the time, the theft ends up being reported and within a few hours she is found at her home. She explained to the police that she wanted to buy an iPhone after losing hers. Seeing the price, she would have preferred to steal it.
A big lack of security
This story in any case demonstrates a certain concern about the security of iPhone resale stores in China. In fact, security cables are designed to trigger an alarm in the event of attempted theft. On the video surveillance images, journalists from South China Morning Post, who had access to the images, say they can see and hear the alarm.
But in the store the staff did not flinch, continuing to manage the stock, the cash register or to chat with other customers for the advisors. Once the phone was detached from its cable, the young woman left the store in a hurry, without running.
By: Keleops AG