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Theft of iPhones continues to drop in several cities thanks to the Activation Lock feature

Not new to anyone that the feature Activation Block of iOS helped a lot to decrease the theft of iPhones by a. We already reported that in San Francisco, New York and London, for example, thefts decreased 38%, 19% and 24%, respectively, when comparing the six months after and before the arrival of the resource (released with iOS 7).

For a new subject of Reuters indicates that these numbers have improved further. If we take the period of one year after the launch of the resource (September 2013 to September 2014), theft of iPhones in those same cities cost 40% (San Francisco), 25% (New York) and an incredible 50% (London) .

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We have made real progress in fighting the smartphone theft epidemic that was affecting big cities just two years ago.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

According to National Consumers League (something like the National Consumer League), 1.6 million portable devices were stolen from Americans in 2012. Speaking specifically of California, smartphone theft accounts for more than half of all crimes in San Francisco, Oakland and other cities.

It is a pity that in Brazil (at least in Rio de Janeiro) the banditry is already updated about the blockade and, in addition to stealing the device, it also steals the iCloud password. ?

(via iMore)