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$1.5 Million Worth of iPad Mini Units Stolen From JFK

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November 16, 2012 1:07:38 PM

... nice PR stunt...
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November 16, 2012 1:09:19 PM

Ouch, that's bad news for the airport security staff.
I don't want to say compliment the criminals... but they pulled off an impressive job.
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November 16, 2012 1:12:03 PM

So JFK is not shot dead but alive and stealing iPad Minis! Damn!!! Good job, CIA!!!!
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November 16, 2012 1:12:09 PM

So the title of the article should read 5 iPad's stolen.
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November 16, 2012 1:13:03 PM

.... early Black Friday shoppers
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November 16, 2012 1:13:33 PM

C00lITOuch, that's bad news for the airport security staff.I don't want to say compliment the criminals... but they pulled off an impressive job.

... they were bandits disguised as security guards... [ta-ta-tāāāāāāā!!!]
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November 16, 2012 1:19:17 PM

another reason for apple to defend itself against declined sales
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November 16, 2012 1:23:26 PM

Zingam_DuoSo JFK is not shot dead but alive and stealing iPad Minis! Damn!!! Good job, CIA!!!!
That was so bad/lame my brain stopped working for 30 seconds.
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November 16, 2012 1:23:42 PM

Airport is not a secured area, contrary to common belief, especially cargo area. Still, something like this at JFK must have been an inside job. Not sure who will lead the investigation, NYPD, FBI, or someone else, but hope they are at least as competent as South African police. I was once robbed of half-million-dollar worth computer hardware at Johannesburg airport, and a week later a suspect was caught. Unfortunately, his arrest couldn't lead to the recovery of any goods because he was sure his family would be killed if he helped the police. But I think the police did what they could under given circumstances.
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November 16, 2012 1:25:16 PM

and people think that we are safe from terrorist attacks? Airport security (well... most security) is mostly for show. If someone with intelligence wants something, they will find a way to get it.
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November 16, 2012 1:53:10 PM

CaedenVand people think that we are safe from terrorist attacks? Airport security (well... most security) is mostly for show. If someone with intelligence wants something, they will find a way to get it.


"Terrorist" are so overhyped....
If the US's power projection wasn't so obvious and aggressive, there wouldn't be that many "terrorist"
You get more (drugs or others) smugglers going through airports than "terrorist".

As far as I'm concerned, "terrorist" is just an excuse for Big Brother to impose fascism.
A good example would be London with all those CCTVs around.....one in ever corner.
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November 16, 2012 1:59:19 PM

lostmyclani belive that ipad mine cost for apple 850k and the other value is the gain 650k of margin =) sorry


Insurance covers it. As far as Apple goes 3,600 iPad minis where just sold :-)
Can't wait until they come out with a 12" version; the MaxiPad. Perfect for heavier workloads.
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November 16, 2012 2:12:23 PM

Don't worry they'll return it..thinking it was an ipad rip off
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November 16, 2012 2:37:21 PM

arnoldlouieDon't worry they'll return it..thinking it was an ipad rip off


They have GPS in 'em. Couldn't they be traced the moment they get turned on ?
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November 16, 2012 2:43:26 PM

greghome"Terrorist" are so overhyped....If the US's power projection wasn't so obvious and aggressive, there wouldn't be that many "terrorist" You get more (drugs or others) smugglers going through airports than "terrorist".As far as I'm concerned, "terrorist" is just an excuse for Big Brother to impose fascism.A good example would be London with all those CCTVs around.....one in ever corner.


I disagree with the whole "security is over rated" concept. Althou, Yes.. Lots of smuggling drugs etc and terrorism on the whole is probably highly overrated. With that being said.. Security is actually very good in our country and we should be thankful for it. One prime example is look what happens when no rules apply and there is no security. Hurricane Katrina? What happened.. Looting, Murder, Rape, things went CRAZY! Same thing with hurricane Sandy, Soon as there was less presence of order. Instantly people are stealing crap, etc etc. Only takes a moment of opportunity for people to show their true colors.

As much as i may dislike authority figures. They are necessary and keep a balance. Without them it would be chaos.
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November 16, 2012 2:44:40 PM

Wonder if Ray Liotta or Joe Pesci had anything to do with it...
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November 16, 2012 2:49:44 PM

I guess this is added to their sales record instant 3,600 added sales. You heard that google and amazon? Next thing we see a whole cargo ship of samsung tablets stolen..whahaha.. This tablet sales fight is getting dirty...
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November 16, 2012 2:55:17 PM

I smirked at this at first, but a second or two later I realized that insurance will cover this loss so is Apple really affected. If anything, insurance rates for others might increase so the insurance companies can recoup the loss.
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November 16, 2012 4:56:20 PM

Zak Islam must be heartbroken right now :( 

Then again, it gave him another reason to post an article on Apple.... Hmmmm... could you be the mastermind behind this heist?? O_O
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November 16, 2012 5:23:26 PM

dameon51That was so bad/lame my brain stopped working for 30 seconds.

That's because you are dumb American, that's why! :D 
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November 16, 2012 5:47:39 PM

RADIO_ACTIVEWonder if Ray Liotta or Joe Pesci had anything to do with it...


First thing I thought when I read it
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November 16, 2012 6:30:20 PM

Due to "opportunity purchasing" we have excellent inventory of iPad Minis that we're offering at a special pre-Black Friday price of $289. Get 'em while they're hot.
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November 16, 2012 9:18:32 PM

I guess ill be checking on ebay for ipads lol
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November 17, 2012 1:52:24 PM

Apple attention seeking again, even thieves aren't that stupid to steal them , even they prefer the Nexus 7
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November 18, 2012 10:49:58 AM

Maybe drive up ipad minis prices...
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November 18, 2012 10:56:25 AM

And those crooks weren't related to apple .
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November 18, 2012 9:28:32 PM

TSA strikes again!
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