Apple Watch and theft

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JWiPhone

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I was thinking about this the other day. Unlike an iPhone we can conceal an Apple Watch is wearable and on the wrist. It also advertises to a potential thief that we also carry an iPhone. It isn't like they could grab it from us but they could use arm force. I'm not saying that should deter us from buying an Apple Watch, but it should make us more cautious of our surroundings.
 

barbie

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My diamond wedding band and engagement ring is worth way more than an apple watch and I don't worry about it. It's silly to not enjoy something because you are worried about someone stealing it. I also walk around all the time holding my phone in my hand and they could just rip it straight out of my hands.
 

JWiPhone

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Yes, I agree with you. It should in no way stop us from enjoying our Apple devices, otherwise we let the thieves win. I was just pointing out that from a criminal perspective it gives them just more potential opportunity.
 

Ledsteplin

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Yes, I agree with you. It should in no way stop us from enjoying our Apple devices, otherwise we let the thieves win. I was just pointing out that from a criminal perspective it gives them just more potential opportunity.
What tips thieves is wearing the Apple white EarPods at night. They stand out and say Apple iPhone here.
 

Ledsteplin

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I think back in the iPhone 4 days there were a rash of thefts in NYC targeting people with white earpods. It was on the news quite a bit.
Generally, iPhone thefts are down because of "Find My iPhone" and the Touch ID and passcode. Thieves are learning it's not worth stealing a paperweight.