How high is the demand for Apple products? Well in New York City, where most crime is going down, Apple thefts are going up.
There have been so many iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices stolen in 2012 that overall crime in New York went up 3.3% for the year despite all-time lows for the city in homicides and shootings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Apple thefts have increased by 3,890 this year.
“Put it in a pocket in sort of a more body-fitting, tighter clothes, that you can feel if it was -- if somebody put their hand in your pocket, not just an outside coat pocket,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show, the newspaper reported.