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Thieves snatch 300 iPhone Xs from UPS truck

Apple unveils iPhone X and Face ID technology

Apple presented its highly anticipated iPhone X during its 2017 launch event on Sept. 12, along with the iPhone 8 and 8s. The event commenorated the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
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Apple presented its highly anticipated iPhone X during its 2017 launch event on Sept. 12, along with the iPhone 8 and 8s. The event commenorated the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.

Ahead of the release of Apple’s iPhone X on Friday, some thieves got their hands on the highly anticipated gadgets.

Approximately 300 Apple iPhone Xs were stolen from a United Postal Service truck in San Francisco between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in a heist first reported by KTSF. The phones were headed to Stonestown Galleria’s Apple store.

“A witness observed three unidentified suspects wearing hooded sweat shirts exit a white Dodge van,” San Francisco police Taraval Capt. Rick Yick told CBS S.F. Bay Area. Police said they believe that the thieves were tracking the truck.

The stolen smartphones, with a price tag starting at about $1,000 each, were worth more than $370,000, SFGate reports.

Each phone was cataloged with a description and serial number, which meant the police report was one of the “fattest” San Francisco police Sgt. Paul Weggenmann had ever seen, he told CNET.

Apple will be able to track the phones down if people report suspicious sales.

Apple has called the iPhone X the “future of the smartphone,” and it boasts facial recognition technology and an improved camera.

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