313 handsets have been grabbed price over $370,000.
Today is iPhone X launch day, and as is typical of a brand new iPhone launch it has seen folks lining up hours prematurely exterior Apple Stores to get one. However, three people acquired their arms on the iPhone X early yesterday by stealing tons of of them.
As CNET stories, the theft happened exterior an Apple Store in Stonestown, San Francisco. A UPS truck containing 313 iPhone X handsets was damaged into by theives who proceeded to unload the telephones right into a white Dodge van earlier than driving off. The police have the outline and serial variety of each single stolen iPhone, with their whole worth regarded as over $370,000. They even have a photograph of the theft in course of taken by a janitor.
The theft is suspicious for a few causes. The UPS truck had its cargo space locked whereas parked exterior the Stonestown Galleria mall, but the thieves had no drawback gaining entry. They additionally both acquired very fortunate or knew precisely which UPS truck to focus on to seize the very costly iPhones. I doubt it was luck.
Apple says there might be no issues with supplying the iPhone X to prospects who deliberate to choose one up from the Stonestown Apple Store. That’s stunning contemplating how constrained inventory is regarded as. But perhaps it is a signal inventory ranges are literally significantly better than we anticipated.
With the serial variety of every stolen cellphone identified, it ought to be doable to trace all of them down ultimately. Unfortunately, the thieves may have doubtless bought them on and disappeared with the money lengthy earlier than that occurs.