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Samsung confirms theft of 1,400 Galaxy Note II units from Malaysian airport

galaxy note 2 Samsung confirms theft of 1,400 Galaxy Note II units from Malaysian airportSamsung today confirmed to the Korean publication The Chosun llbothat the recent reports of Galaxy Note theft in Malaysia were true and 1,400 units of this popular smartphone were stolen from a cargo depot at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on October 20.

The smartphone was launched just a day before the heist in the country and the lost units are reportedly worth $1.1 million.

According to Samsung, local police is investigating the theft, but the chance of recovering these units is very slim.

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Apple crimes in New York City are increasing 10 times faster than the general crime rate

A new report from the NYPD (via Gothamist) shows crimes involving Apple products in the city have increased 40 percent between Jan. 1 and Sept. 23, which is 10x the 4 percent increase that all crime in the city experienced over the same period. According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the NYPD, 11,447 incidents involving stolen Apple products were reported in comparison to just 3,280 the year before. We heard similar stats in the past, but Gothamist provided some of the NYPD’s numbers today to show how Apple-related crimes contributed to crime by category this year:

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