Third Apple retail store burglarized this month

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  • Reply 21 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by red_kola View Post


    Burglarized? Is that really a word you Americans use? Marvellous



    My american friends use this word frequently. I love it.
  • Reply 22 of 60
    mactelmactel Posts: 1,275member
    This is Apple's new method for clearing inventory before a major product release. Obviously the iPhone v.2 is coming out next month.
  • Reply 23 of 60
    palegolaspalegolas Posts: 1,361member
    I know they're fond of glass and everything, but they should use a fence curtain during the night.
  • Reply 24 of 60
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    Originally Posted by palegolas View Post


    I know they're fond of glass and everything, but they should use a fence curtain during the night.



    A "fence curtain" is that what they call it where ever the hell you are from? <sarcasm>
  • Reply 25 of 60
    stompystompy Posts: 408member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Burglars smashed the front window of the Apple Inc.'s Saddle Creek retail store in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday morning, making off with $25,000 worth of goods in less than a minute flat.



    Police said the break-in triggered an alarm and an officer arrived less than a minute later, but the suspects had already fled.



    I doubt the store had anything like this on the windows. Simple, inexpensive, and would probably have been pretty effective here.
  • Reply 26 of 60
    Suprised the AI NRA lobby group didn't pick up on this thread... :-).



    iGun anyone..?
  • Reply 27 of 60
    Anyone seen that show, it takes a thief, where they break into the house, then make it secure?



    Well, one episode they showed using a film to make the window stand up to direct hits with a baseball bat and golf club. Why doesn't apple install that, it can't cost too much...
  • Reply 28 of 60
    tmedia1tmedia1 Posts: 104member
    You better tell your kids to keep their iPods close to home and out of sight. Got my car broken into after leaving my iPod in sight in the car. I know, a very stupid move on my part, but never the less, Apple products are HOT, pun intended!
  • Reply 29 of 60
    tmedia1tmedia1 Posts: 104member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by red_kola View Post


    Burglarized? Is that really a word you Americans use? Marvellous



    Sorry, dumb American here, but whats the joke? Does that mean buggerized or something in Britain?
  • Reply 30 of 60
    timontimon Posts: 152member
    The security film work great and has been around for years.



    If the store has street access then they also need steel posts sunk 6 feet into the ground. The Microcenter store near me has some crash through the front windows with a vehicle several years ago. Set the place on fire with almost a mil in damages. They got the store back on line within 5 days but one of the first things that went in were those steel posts. No one has ever got in since.
  • Reply 31 of 60
    agiagi Posts: 13member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tmedia1 View Post


    Sorry, dumb American here, but whats the joke? Does that mean buggerized or something in Britain?



    Over here you would say that you were burgled rather than burglarized.
  • Reply 32 of 60
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    Originally Posted by britwithgoodteeth View Post


    Thanks for clearing that up. It was impossible to tell what they meant in that context.



    Maybe in the future you should send your corrections directly to a Mod.? Unless, of course, you like the attention.





    Grammar mistakes get to me too. A simple re-read should catch that.





    You sir, need to calm down.
  • Reply 33 of 60
    citycity Posts: 522member
    Junk yard dogs would aid security. I hope these guys didn't get hurt smashing the window. They might sue Apple.
  • Reply 34 of 60
    My personal favorite from that side of the pond is one can get "nicked" for "disturbing the Queen's peace"
  • Reply 35 of 60
    Hey, I found this blog... it said the new ipods were coming with an iphone stereo headset with the button. is it legit?



    http://www.themacfan.com/The_Mac_Fan...d_control.html \
  • Reply 36 of 60
    alek_2alek_2 Posts: 21member
    Yawn - Well just another slow day in the news department. It is going to be hard waiting

    for Sep 5th
  • Reply 37 of 60
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dontlookleft View Post


    You sir, need to calm down.







    Nah, he's too proud of his good teeth......
  • Reply 38 of 60
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OfficerDigby View Post


    Suprised the AI NRA lobby group didn't pick up on this thread... :-).

    iGun anyone..?



    Anyone caught stealing from Apple will be subjected for 3 days to a clockwork-orange style punishment. In this case they would have to use a totally virus and spyware-infected Vista Home Basic on a Celeron with 256mb of RAM. Every 3 seconds a "Allow or Deny" dialog box will popup and they have to click it within 0.5 seconds to avoid getting painfully zapped by electricity.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tmedia1 View Post


    Sorry, dumb American here, but whats the joke? Does that mean buggerized or something in Britain?



    Heh. Umm... buggerized means a whole 'nother thing in many parts of the world including Britain. Maybe that was your joke...
  • Reply 39 of 60
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,726member
    All my macs are equipped with 'Under Cover" by http://www.orbicule.com. If anyone steals one of my Macs I call Orbicule and they start the system as soon as a Mac connect to the internet. Then it talks to the guys at Orbicule and reports where it is. It also send video snap shots to them from built in camera and can also slowly dim the screen until it seems to need a repair. Once at a repair facility the Mac screams "I am Stolen". This is a very inexpensive system and Apple might want think about shipping all Macs pre-installed and hey why not an iPhone version? lol



    This is the message you get once installed ...



    Dear customer,

    You have successfully set up and registered Undercover. The fact that you are getting this e-mail means that Undercover is running properly on your computer. From now on, it will continuously monitor your Mac.
  • Reply 40 of 60
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by red_kola View Post


    Burglarized? Is that really a word you Americans use? Marvellous



    It comes from via the French meaning pillage. What of it?
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