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The US is facing a tsunami of protests against police brutality which caused the death of George Floyd while under arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. The protesting campaign has led to a new wave of vandalism and looting, with cases happening across American cities. Looters are forcing business owners to barricade their property and Apple stores, like a forbidden fruit, are attracting looters to take a bite of the action. The company is providing its retail stores with extra defenses to try and prevent further damage.

According to Forbes’ original article, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sent a message to his employees saying, “there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism.”

Apple’s retail stores will remain closed, before they even had the opportunity to reopen as the company planned to do after the COVID-19 shut down at the end of the previous week. It’s little wonder as looters have took advantage of the position in the country and started their actions to get their hands on everything they want. 

Apple stores in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia were attacked by looters trying to steal any product they could get their hands on. They should have really thought before biting the high-end retailer because there is a boomerang hidden in the stolen iPhone box.

Apple has long anticipated that somebody would steal their products out of retail shops. They have packed all their goods with a kind of “tile tracker”; the idea of the software is to fully disable a device when it’s taken illegally from a store and show the message: “This device has been disabled and is being tracked,”

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