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

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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.
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  • Reply 1 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 2 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 3 of 23
    How you manage to throw in the Illinois robbery with South Korean sales figures is bizarre to say the least.
  • Reply 4 of 23
    Steal the iPhones from Illinios, sell them in South Korea
  • Reply 5 of 23
    mactelmactel Posts: 1,275member
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 23
    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.



  • Reply 7 of 23
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    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?
  • Reply 8 of 23
    Thanks to Apple magsafe , they can steals Macbooks more easily and unplugged faster
  • Reply 9 of 23
    Bummer for Apple
  • Reply 10 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 11 of 23
    ...because that's where the iPhones are.
  • Reply 12 of 23
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    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.
  • Reply 13 of 23
    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!
  • Reply 14 of 23
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    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.
  • Reply 15 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 16 of 23
    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...
  • Reply 17 of 23
    I would have thought an Apple store might have an alarm. I would have been wrong.
  • Reply 18 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 19 of 23
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 23
    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/
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