But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Guess people REALLY want those iPads…
According to Special Agent J.J. Klaver in Philadelphia, PA, the FBI is currently assisting with Apple Store burglary cases all over the country.
Locations that have been affected include Connecticut, Virgina, and Chula Vista, CA, where a security guard fatally shot an armed burglary suspect on Monday.
So is Apple doing anything to counter these attacks? Here's what Lt. Walt Miller of the Evesham Twshp, NJ Police Department had to say about it:
"They do try to increase their security as best they can with alarm systems, security guards and the thickness of the glass."
More from technology consultant Richard Doherty of The Envisioneering Group:
"They have electronic serial numbers in the mobile phones and the Wi-Fi iPads so whenever and wherever they are turned on in the world, they will know where they are. The thieves may not be aware of that."
At least they're making the effort. Hopefully they'll step up their game even more by the next Holiday season.
We'd hate to hear of any more violence related to Apple Store break-ins. So sad and SO unnecessary.