Ninety iPhones were stolen last year in Denver, which is a 16 percent decrease compared to 2013. At one point, the robberies were so common across the country that it was dubbed “Apple Picking.”
But things may have shifted, thanks to a key security feature built into the iPhone 6 called the “kill switch.” It allows a user to render the phone useless through a remote connection if it’s stolen.
Cities like London, New York and San Francisco all reported declines in iPhone robberies since. Still, thieves have nabbed about 300 iPhones from Denver residents since 2012.