Beware of iPhone theft around iPhone release dates. With the much-anticipated release of the new iPhone 5S this Friday, some Apple fans may face a police officer or two leaving the store with their shiny new phones.
According to the Huffington Post, the Chicago Police Department is planning on sending additional officers out to a public transit stop on the city's North Side, near an Apple store. These officers will not only be there for crowd control purposes, but also to carefully monitor for any potential thieves looking for a five-finger discount on their own iPhone 5S.
With this potential new wave of iPhone thefts upon the city, what can be done to protect yourself and your smartphone?