Over 300 iPhone X models stolen from San Francisco Apple Store

CNET:

Three “husky” men in hoodies driving a white Dodge van broke into a UPS truck Wednesday while it was parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store.

It was delivering 313 of Apple’s new iPhone X devices, according to a police report. The theft happened between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. PT.

The total value of the stolen merchandise was estimated to be more than $370,000. The iPhone X, which becomes available in stores Friday, starts at $999 apiece. The suspects haven’t yet been caught.

More importantly:

People who planned to pick up their preordered iPhones at the Stonestown store will still get their devices on time, a person familiar with the matter said.

313 iPhones is a cube about 8 x 8 x 5 iPhone boxes. That’s ballpark, 25″ x 30″ x 30″. And that cube is worth more than $370K. That’s IF the thieves can sell the phones for anywhere near their value, if at all.

And a quick thinking janitor snapped a picture of the thieves unloading the UPS truck. If they catch the thieves, hope Apple gives that janitor an iPhone X.



  • Kriztyan

    The only way I can see them profiting form this theft is taking the units apart and selling the parts. I would guess they are bricked by Apple by now.

    • Janak Parekh

      Well, they might get some unsuspecting folks to fork over money before they realize they can’t activate them. That, in turn, gives another way to catch these folks.

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  • JimCracky

    Ion they catch the thieves the janitor should get more than an iPhone. Perhaps an iPhone and $5k.