Apple tracking and disabling iPhones stolen during riots

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Apple is telling thieves they are wasting their time.

The company says some of its stores were ransacked and iPhones were stolen during the ongoing nationwide protests.

Now, Apple is disabling those stolen phones. Messages are popping up on their screens, telling the thieves that the devices are being tracked and authorities will be alerted.

Apple had the software to track stolen iPhones before the protests. However, that software does not come on purchased phones.

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