People have been waiting for days for the honor of being among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 5, but thieves in Japan have stolen the title by breaking into carrier stores before the launch and making off with over $100,000 worth of Apple’s latest smartphone. The Wall Street Journal reports (via Tech in Asia) that both Softbank and KDDI’s au were the victims of burglaries just hours before the iPhone 5 was set to go on sale. Three separate incidents across Osaka resulted in a total of 191 phones being lifted. Read the full story at The Next Web.
More than $100,000 worth of iPhone 5 units stolen in Japan on eve of launch
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).