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Smartphones become more expensive with every release. This makes them hot targets for shoplifters. Especially iPhones are very much in the picture when it comes to store theft, although other brands like the Samsung Galaxy and Huawei Mate series and Google Pixel are ‘desirable’ too.
In the last quarter of 2017 Gripzo visited countries like Australia, South Africa and the USA. In all countries on the various continents Telecom chains told us the same, with the arrival of iPhone 8 and iPhone X theft from stores has become more frequent and more aggressive. As a result of this, shrinkage damages are sharply on the rise for electronics retailers.
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