From our amplifier case to our portable speakers, we’ve got you and your iPhone covered—literally.
Thus, we like to applaud instances in which Apple accessories help change the world for their users—even fight crime! Today we’re spotlighting two stories in which the Apple thieves were uncovered thanks to technology, ingenuity, and stories made to go viral.
MacBook owner, Joshua Kaufman, had his laptop stolen from him March 21st, 2011, but he was able to digitally pursue the robber using an anti-theft app, which captured images of the man who stole from him to report to police. The image at right shows the criminal attempting to delete Kaufman’s information from the computer to insert his own.
Kaufman used the images published in his blog, This Guy Has My MacBook, to lead police to the man’s arrest and the recovery of his MacBook only five days after it hit the Internet.
In this case, the thief of the unknown woman’s iPhone is still at large, but his awful photography shrinks the shadow in which he hides day-by-day. The iPhone’s owner has Dropbox synced with her camera; every time the thief takes a picture, it saves to her Dropbox where she follows his every move.
She now knows he lives in Dubai, she knows he is lacking stylistically, and she knows her phone is still going strong. You can see the rest of the photos he’s accidentally releasing to the public on the stolen iPhone Tumblr. Although this Apple user has yet to see her phone returned, at least she’s able to poke fun at the situation through her Tumblr posts!
kubxlab gives props where props are due, and these fascinating cases are certainly buzz-worthy. Our Apple accessories may not take down tech thieves around the world, but they might make the phone loud enough to recover using echolocation. Plus, they look great.