1. jfrebel's Avatar
    Something I've been thinking about in light of how hot this new phone is, about the thefts in japan and the UK, the member here, who had their phone jacked by a shipping employee, and the fact that muggers love apple., and that I am visually impaired and rely on public transit.

    I'm sure I'm not the only user of public transit.

    how do you guys avoid muggers?

    (beisdes leaving your iphone at home with a team of armed guards, or only using it at home)

    I want to use my shiny new iphone on the train to enjoy music, the web, and to for transit directions.

    maybe since I get my phone on October 5th, all the muggers will have stolen their iphones by then, making me safer. (not that I want that to happen to anybody)
    09-22-2012 10:15 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    Get insurance lol
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    09-22-2012 10:25 PM
  3. finn5975's Avatar
    One idea would be to try and somehow rig up a tough case, like an otterbox, to have some sort of loop that could go around your wrist. That way no one could just grab it out of your hands or off of you without taking your wrist with it.
    09-22-2012 10:35 PM
  4. Vostok's Avatar
    That's why I don't use the white headphones.
    09-22-2012 10:37 PM
  5. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing today while I was on the bus on my way home from work... I put on my headphones and keep my phone in my pocket and I don't really like to tak it out my pocket :/ sad that this is the reality but its very well a possibility you will get mugged or even killed for an apple product.
    09-22-2012 10:38 PM
  6. Sharma15's Avatar
    I read a while back that people who wear te white iPhone headphones are most likely victims of muggers. It's easier for people to see you have an apple product. Just a thought.
    09-22-2012 10:38 PM
  7. jfrebel's Avatar
    I was looking forward to the earpods. I use different headphones now because apples old headphones suck.

    but since the new ones are supposed to be better, and I could change songs without taking the phone out of my pocket, activate Siri and other things, I was gonna use them.

    Maybe I shouldn't use the earpods. but that sucks. apple should have made them black so people couldn't tell it from any other headphones.
    09-22-2012 10:43 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It sucks but get an Otterbox and other headphones. My iPhone 4 is in an Otterbox Defender case and I can't tell you how many people have asked me "which phone is that?". They have no clue it's even an iPhone. People know an iPhone by the looks and the white earphones. So without the white earphones people probably will just discount it as an iPod or something.
    09-22-2012 10:44 PM
  9. jfrebel's Avatar
    I wonder if any kind of spray paint would work. (not peel off) paint them black, and then nobody's the wiser.
    09-22-2012 10:48 PM
  10. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Samsung has white headphones with the GS3 too lol. I don't live in the city or use public transportation so I'm probably don't have as high a risk as others. Honestly my phone stays into pocket. And if I was in a place where I felt could be risky I definitely would haven headphones out or hanging around my neck. That would be like letting expensive jewelry or watches be seen by all. Just gotta be aware of your surroundings.
    09-22-2012 10:55 PM
  11. Jdeezy85's Avatar
    Workout. I am 210lbs at 5'8. No one even tries to mess with me.
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    09-22-2012 11:04 PM
  12. zwoof's Avatar
    One solution to the white earbuds iss to get a black pair when going out where the risk of getting jacked for your phone is higher, then use the white ones in the comforts of you home or a low risk place.
    09-22-2012 11:09 PM
  13. Exxod's Avatar
    This is why I carry a tactical combat knife with me at all times (and yeah, I do know how to use it).
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    09-22-2012 11:12 PM
  14. Peligro911's Avatar
    Just get a iPhone taser case and zap there *** lol
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    09-22-2012 11:39 PM
  15. iRy757's Avatar
    I carry. VA, good ol' second amendment state.


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    09-22-2012 11:59 PM
  16. iMassguy's Avatar
    We were talking about this while waiting in line at the Apple store. Part of you wants to scream "Yeah, I got a new iPhone" while walking out of the store and the part wants to hide it so nobody thinks about jacking you on the way to the car.
    09-23-2012 12:00 AM
  17. Dahlen's Avatar
    I would say try programming playlists that you will be satisfied with, this will limit the number of times you take the phone out of your pocket to change songs. carry the phone in your pants pockets, not the loose cargo pockets. If its in a coat pocket, make sure the pocket can be zipped, or look for coats that are made for mp3 players. Like others said, be aware of your surroundings, if the train is packed, i wouldn't even bother fiddling with it. With all the jostling and bumping, you might not even notice if it were lifted out of your pocket. Carry low end earbuds, stay away from the stock earpods or beats.
    One of the joys of having the next best toy, be it the iphone 5 or the gsIII, is being able to show it off. Sadly we live in a time where we have to be hyper-vigilant of ourselves and possessions.
    Most of all, just enjoy it.
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    09-23-2012 01:53 AM
  18. sherlock's Avatar
    Muggers?! Glad I live in small town.
    09-23-2012 01:58 AM
  19. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    Just keep your phone in a Bulky case or don't take it out of your pocket on the Bus/train... Get headphones different color with controls on it and only use it like that... You can fast forward and rewind... Skip... Just learn the number of click controls... Don't take it out unless it needed... And hold it with two hands. If anyone tries to distract you into turning your head while texting... Turn with the phone in front of you... Don't just turn your head. Text like your blind... Real close to body so as not to snatch it from your extended arms.....
    09-23-2012 02:15 AM
  20. GreatNeal's Avatar
    Muggers?! Glad I live in small town.
    I'm Glad I live in Singapore! People hardly get mugged. However this may be different in dark alleys (: If you want to use your iPhone in dark alleys or secluded areas. Your obviously asking for it.
    09-23-2012 02:29 AM
  21. jonmark's Avatar
    Here in Texas we believe heavily in the 2nd Amendment ... A small concealed handgun will make me the last victim for any mugger. With a license to carry, of course.
    09-23-2012 04:11 AM
  22. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    You could always use these for protection!

    (Posted these in the Cases for 4S thread a while back under "What in the Sam Hill?" )
    Last edited by LVMHgirl; 09-23-2012 at 11:15 AM.
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    09-23-2012 04:41 AM
  23. GreatNeal's Avatar
    Here in Texas we believe heavily in the 2nd Amendment ... A small concealed handgun will make me the last victim for any mugger. With a license to carry, of course.
    Lol don't every US state or US citizen carries a damn gun?
    Damn. Get a gun! Since your allowed to people!
    Over in Singapore We can't own one ):
    iPhone 5 is worth more than a mugger's life man. That being said. Just shoot his legs and arms =p
    09-23-2012 05:08 AM
  24. samuelmorgan's Avatar
    This topic is something I've never even considered.
    09-23-2012 05:22 AM
  25. iRy757's Avatar
    Lol don't every US state or US citizen carries a damn gun?
    Damn. Get a gun! Since your allowed to people!
    Over in Singapore We can't own one ):
    iPhone 5 is worth more than a mugger's life man. That being said. Just shoot his legs and arms =p
    It's really only the southern states and some up north states near central or west regions. You have to have a license to conceal that you can get at 21 or you can open carry so long as you've received the weapon as a gift or from a third party vendor at the age of 18 without licenses.


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    09-23-2012 09:02 AM
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