iPhone X Thieves Reportedly Rob $370,000 Worth of Phones From UPS Truck Before Launch Day

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Tomorrow Apple will lift the veil off its long-awaited, very expensive new iPhone. But earlier today, three reportedly “husky” dudes made off with as many as 313 iPhone X devices. The phones were apparently sitting inside a UPS truck outside of a San Francisco Apple store when they were stolen earlier this afternoon.

The iPhone X may be best known for its price and screen; at $1,000, the device costs more than any phone Apple has ever made, but it’s also almost entirely bezel-free—save for the awkward notch at the top. Regardless of the price, Tim Cook emphasizes that you could probably afford one if you’d just stop buying so much fancy coffee.

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At 313 iPhone X’s, CNET pegs the estimated value of the stolen goods at more than $370,000. As of earlier today, the whereabouts of the robbers was unknown.

This husky trio of iPhone enthusiasts weren’t the only folks to make off with a new iPhone X before Apple’s special launch day—at least one London Apple fan, who was not described as “husky,” found a loophole in a third-party retailer’s shipping service, enabling them to pick up an iPhone X a day early. The difference there, of course, was that this poor bloke in London had to pay a thousand bucks for one.

[CNET]

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