Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

THE BIZNOB – Global Business & Financial News – A Business Journal – Focus On Business Leaders, Technology – Enterpeneurship – Finance – Economy – Politics & LifestyleTHE BIZNOB – Global Business & Financial News – A Business Journal – Focus On Business Leaders, Technology – Enterpeneurship – Finance – Economy – Politics & Lifestyle



iPhone Feature Stumps Thieves And Lowers Crime Rates In New York

Apple has come out with a new form of security that will keep the information in one’s cellphone safe even if it’s stolen. According to US Day Care Jobs, iPhone users now have the ability to erase data remotely in order to protect their identity and anything else a criminal could get his or her hands on.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, reported that the feature, called Activation Lock, was presented in September and has since lowered Apple product thefts by 19 percent when compared with the previous year. Not only this, but grand larcenies in all of New York City dropped by 29 percent, which is directly paralleled with iPhone robbery.

Schneiderman is on board with the feature’s impact on decreased robbery, as he is currently campaigning for kill switches to be customary in the industry. The concept behind this process is to decrease the value on a cellphone so that it’s less likely to be stolen.

Paul Iliya, a phone re-distributor for iCracked, said his company rejects phones that are a product of theft. Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the number of robbery related phones in the recent months has significantly decreased. All worries don’t seem to be disappearing, however, as Iliya said there is still a demand for stolen phones. “There is still a market for them, but they’re paying 60 percent to 70 percent less,” Iliya said according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Stolen iPhones are traditionally sold for parts, but even that is better than the former. Changes are underway, and it looks like Apple may have permanently stumped the thieves.





Comment Template

You May Also Like


As digital companies and startups like Google and OpenAI develop tools to summarize material and steal visitors from news websites, newsrooms worldwide are grappling...


On Friday, three sources said Apple and Meta Platforms will likely face prosecution for violating historic EU laws meant to limit their dominance before...


Amazon  announced that it is investing $230 million in the form of Amazon Web Service (AWS) credits in artificial intelligence firms, the latest example...


  The iPhone maker introduced the Siri revamp and other new features at its annual developers show on Monday. A new customized AI system...

Notice: The Biznob uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.