iPhone, iPad thefts jump 40 percent in NYC

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iPhone, iPad thefts jump 40 percent in NYC

The Big Apple is seeing a surge in stolen Apple devices.

The latest data from the New York City Police Department shows that iPhone and iPad thefts have soared 40 percent this year so far, compared with the same period last year.

Between January 1 and September 23 of this year, a total of 11,447 cases of stolen iDevices were reported to the New York City police, a rise of 3,280 over 2011, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a report sent to CNET.

“As if to mirror the market place, thefts of Apple products increased this year as the theft of electronics by other manufacturers declined,” Browne added in the report.Related storiesHow to prevent phone and tablet theftThief drives straight through Apple Store windowHere’s an iPhone 5 first Apple would be happier withoutLondon store loses its entire iPhone 5 shipment to theft

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iPhone, iPad thefts jump 40 percent in NYC

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