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Dear PoP – Should I repace my stolen iPhone with an iPhone?

by Prince Of Petworth April 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm 90 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

I have heard a lot about people getting their iPhones stolen around the District, but I wanted to help spread the awareness a little more. Last night, coming off the Woodley Park metro around 8:00 p.m., I had my phone forcefully taken from me while I was talking on it by two young men who exited the metro station behind me. Luckily, I wasn’t hurt, and they only seemed to be interested in taking my phone. Police responded and informed me that this keeps happening all over the city. So people need to be careful while talking on smart phones, especially in the evening.

I haven’t decided on a replacement phone yet, but I’m wondering if it would be stupid to purchase another iPhone as they seem to make their owners walking targets. What do you think?”

Unfortunately, as you noted, iPhones have been getting stolen for months. I’d say if you really like the iPhone then you should replace it with one. Maybe you could keep the phone in your pocket and use headphones if you are feeling vulnerable?

What do you guys think – do you think iPhones present too tempting a target to some and aren’t worth the risk of carrying one around?

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