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The data shows that they will. There has been a significant decrease in robberies of Apple devices since the company implemented a “kill switch” in iOS 7. The New York Attorney General released a report showing that there was a 19% decrease in larcenies and 29% decrease in grand larcenies involving Apple products versus a year ago when there was no kill switch. Over the same period, theft of Samsung products (still no kill switch) increased 40%. Similar decreases have been reported in other London and San Francisco. Apparently, even the scum are getting the message.
The companies that oppose kill switches for mobile devices have their customers’ blood on their hands. The individuals who are fighting against them because it will cost them profits are almost as bad as the people committing the actual criminals. I don’t know how they look at themselves in the mirror each day.