or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › $24K stolen from Illinois Apple Store, 1M iPhones sold in South Korea
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$24K stolen from Illinois Apple Store, 1M iPhones sold in South Korea

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Burglars stole more than $24,000 in merchandise from an Apple store in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday, and wireless carrier KT Corp. announced that it has sold more than a million iPhones in South Korea.

Naperville Apple Store burglarized

More than $24,000 in products were taken from an Apple store in Naperville, Ill., in a break-in that occurred early Wednesday. Police told the Daily Herald that glass at the entrance to the store Main Place at 120 W. Jefferson Ave. was discovered shattered around 4:49 a.m.

Officers searched the scene upon finding the store broken into, and then contacted employees who had not yet arrived. Despite the incident, the store was still open for business Wednesday.

Local Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. People with information are asked to call (630) 420-6006.

Because of their high-value merchandise, Apple's retail stores are occasionally the target of thieves. Last year, security cameras captured footage of a burglary at an Apple Store in New Jersey, where thieves nabbed 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod touches in 31 seconds.



South Korean iPhone sales top 1 million

KT Corp. announced this week that iPhone sales passed 1 million in South Korea on Aug. 16, according to the Yonhap News Agency. The milestone took about 9 months to reach.

Those sales do not include the iPhone 4, which debuted earlier this month. Preorders for the iPhone 4 brought down the servers as customers ordered 130,000 in the first 13 hours alone.

Officials with the wireless carrier said they received a total of 350,000 preorders for the iPhone 4 before it debuted on Sept. 10.

"South Korea was one of the last major countries to receive the iPhone in November 2009, but the country's mobile landscape has changed quickly since the arrival of the U.S. company's flagship model," the report said.
post #2 of 24
In breaking faux news, the burglars used the stolen iPhone's FaceTime to laugh at employees. GPS and Facial Recognition used in the testing iOS 4.3.1 located the criminals to a local HS, and police made an arrest.
Go Linux, Choose a Flavor!
"I aim to misbehave"
Reply
Go Linux, Choose a Flavor!
"I aim to misbehave"
Reply
post #3 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


Because of their high-value merchandise, Apple's retail stores are occasionally the target of thieves. Last year, security cameras captured footage of a burglary at an Apple Store in New Jersey, where thieves nabbed 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones, and 9 iPod touches in 31 seconds.


If this is truly the second incident in a year, given that Apple has hundreds of stores, their security is very, very good.
post #4 of 24
How you manage to throw in the Illinois robbery with South Korean sales figures is bizarre to say the least.
post #5 of 24
Steal the iPhones from Illinios, sell them in South Korea
post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

How you manage to throw in the Illinois robbery with South Korean sales figures is bizarre to say the least.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. But.......that's a good number of sales in that market. Way to go Apple! Especially considering the competition from the locals.
post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post

How you manage to throw in the Illinois robbery with South Korean sales figures is bizarre to say the least.

post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Police told the Daily Herald that glass at the entrance to the store Main Place at 120 W. Jefferson Ave. was discovered shattered around 4:49 a.m.

How do you just discover the break in. Don't they have an alarm system?

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply
post #9 of 24
Thanks to Apple magsafe , they can steals Macbooks more easily and unplugged faster
post #10 of 24
Bummer for Apple
Tech Apocalypse - Battle for the Sky.
Reply
Tech Apocalypse - Battle for the Sky.
Reply
post #11 of 24
In other news, Gizmodo found boxes of Apple goods at a local bar in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday. A video of the goods being disected by Jason Chen will be posted later to verify their authenticity.
bb
Reply
bb
Reply
post #12 of 24
...because that's where the iPhones are.
post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloggerblog View Post

In other news, Gizmodo found boxes of Apple goods at a local bar in Naperville, Ill., on Wednesday. A video of the goods being disected by Jason Chen will be posted later to verify their authenticity.

haha.

Didn't even know there was a store in Naperville.
--SHEFFmachine out
Da Bears!
Reply
--SHEFFmachine out
Da Bears!
Reply
post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

South Korean iPhone sales top 1 million

KT Corp. announced this week that iPhone sales passed 1 million in South Korea on Aug. 16, according to the Yonhap News Agency. The milestone took about 9 months to reach.

Those sales do not include the iPhone 4, which debuted earlier this month. Preorders for the iPhone 4 brought down the servers as customers ordered 130,000 in the first 13 hours alone.

Officials with the wireless carrier said they received a total of 350,000 preorders for the iPhone 4 before it debuted on Sept. 10.

"South Korea was one of the last major countries to receive the iPhone in November 2009, but the country's mobile landscape has changed quickly since the arrival of the U.S. company's flagship model," the report said.

Wow thats more than 2% of the whole South Korean population. Quite an achievement after just 9 months. My congratulations Apple, and keep it flowing!
post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by msuberly View Post

Steal the iPhones from Illinios, sell them in South Korea

Since they are running constantly short on supply in SK, they might sell them for twice the price, as long as they are not tracked down by GPS- positioning.
post #16 of 24
Well they just voided the warrenties, I smell brick phones in someones future.
I would guess the camers got it all..unless the napped those too.
post #17 of 24
of course apple hates this happening, but if its rare, there's a perverse positive PR aspect to it, in terms of ongoing product popularity...
post #18 of 24
I would have thought an Apple store might have an alarm. I would have been wrong.
post #19 of 24
I know it will not go well with the "look" of the typical Apple Store, but they may really have to consider those metal gates that pull down and lock when the store is closed.
post #20 of 24
Must be a fake "rumor". Nobody ever steals anything in Mom and Pop ville (sorry Naperville).

You can tell the economy is bad when the losers in the upside down MacMansions start breaking into Apple to make ends meat.
post #21 of 24
Since we're connecting stories with no connection, I thought I'd mention Apple's first Eastern WA store, in downtown Spokane, opens Saturday, September 25th.

http://www.apple.com/retail/riverparksquare/
post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchi211 View Post

I know it will not go well with the "look" of the typical Apple Store, but they may really have to consider those metal gates that pull down and lock when the store is closed.

A shattered pane of glass is a realistic look for an Apple store, too. Someone dropped the store! Should've bought a bumper case for it.
post #23 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerryn View Post

You can tell the economy is bad when the losers in the upside down MacMansions start breaking into Apple to make ends meat.

No..meat ends is what you cook on a barbecue grill.
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by camroidv27 View Post

In breaking faux news, the burglars used the stolen iPhone's FaceTime to laugh at employees. GPS and Facial Recognition used in the testing iOS 4.3.1 located the criminals to a local HS, and police made an arrest.

I hope the burglars get caught and the police take their pictures with the i phone camera. That would be a good gift for them.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Discussion
AppleInsider › Forums › General › General Discussion › $24K stolen from Illinois Apple Store, 1M iPhones sold in South Korea