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An intruder stole Apple kit worth over $60,000 from the Apple Store in Boulder, Colorado, but caused more financial damage by breaking the door, reports ABC News Denver. The custom-made glass door of the Apple Store on 29th Street in Boulder cost $100K. The Apple burglar - described by cops as a hooded man armed with three …

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For $100k, you would have thought 'unbreakable' would have been somewhere in the specifications...

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Yes because you can get glass that is completely unbreakable <doh>. Even bandit / laminated glass would have been 'broken' / severely damaged and need replacement and of course depends how determined the crook was - resists stones - maybe, gun shots - possibly - 2 ton SUV being driven at it - ??

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The thief was then caught two days later with the stolen goods courtesy of the find my phone app and serial number registration.

Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of smash and grab raids'.

Read into that comment what you will.

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Read into that comment what you will.

Fanbois will do anything to try and deflect criticism from Apple onto MS? Even when the criticism is as ridiculous as "their glass doors are breakable" and MS has no relation to the story whatsoever?

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

MS deserves all the criticism we can throw at it. They are pure evil.

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Re: Pure Evil

Oh, come on. A software company is "Pure Evil"? Really?

Jo, you have either led a very sheltered life, or you are clinically insane. Either way, we're not really interested in what you have to say.

GJC

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

Yes, I'm a Mac user, but Microsoft "pure evil"?

Might I refer you to Hanlon's razor? - ""Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."

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WTF?

I had every window in my house (3 flat), about 30 of them, replaced a few years ago. The whole deal, installation included, was an order of magnitude cheaper than this. I don't think it's possible for a single pane door glass to cost anything near this much.

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I thought Apple were wealthy enough not to stoop to insurance fraud.

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

So how many shops have magic glass that cannot be broken - or at least damaged so badly as to require repair. Just depends what you hit it with - ram raid?

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Read into that comment what you will.

Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of smash and grab raids'.

That it's much easier to break Windows, perhaps?

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I'm no fanboi...

...but I upvoted that. :)

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Re: Pure Evil

@Geoff Campbell - I think it was meant as a joke

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A joke, you say? Did I perhaps miss the punchline?

GJC

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

As the great Nelson Muntz commented, Ah Ah -

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/microsoft-campus-hit-by-thieves-only-ipads-stolen

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Magic glass

There is a local plastic fabricator who won't say his windows are unbreakable, but is willing give anyone a shot at it with a sledge hammer.

He is not willing to pay for any hospital costs from said hammer bouncing off the window and hitting you.

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MS burgler only took Apple gear

> Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of

> smash and grab raids'.

Don't I recall a report from a few months back of a burgler who broke in to Microsofts R&D offices and stole nothing but Apple gear?

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My Guess is "Unbreakable" glass probably cost too much so they went with the slightly less expensive "Insanely great" doors instead...

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Re: Read into that comment what you will.

No, just clueless and ham-handed with a chair shortage thrown in.

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Re: ...much easier to break Windows, perhaps?

All you need is a little 'drive-by'......

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I thought Apple used gorilla glass! That is a pretty fair price for a normal sized door. A friends restaurant just replaced a ~50ft series of sliding glass doors, ~7 ft tall for less than that.

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> I thought Apple used gorilla glass!

Apparently they skimped and bought lower spec macaque glass instead.

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$100k for a glass door?

What the fuck is it made of - Waterford Crystal?

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

You are missing the point. It is a designer door - part of a copyrighted and trademarked design. You do not expect that to be cheap do you?

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

This price most likely includes Apple's profit margins - somewhere north of 52% - after all they screw all their customers, why not insurers?

Perhaps they should also invest in some alarms, as well, something like the < http://burglarbomb.com/ > which fills the protected area with pepper gas spray.

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

This is a custom made door of some size. It's about $10k to have all your windows replaced in your house and those are flimsy thin glass and plastic.

Glass for shops will need to be safer and thicker.

Shop fittings cost a fortune.

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

it has rounded corners. Come on, that has to cost

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

The glass door itself was only $5,995. The special pentalobe screws to install it cost the other $94,000.

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

Maybe they used the same math the record companies use to get the value of a downloaded MP3.

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

A company that spends 100k on a shop door is destined for a fall.

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Re: $100k for a glass door?

Well, THAT's the $64,000 question. (Note: ~$64,000 of kit were stolen...)

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Call that glass fancy?

This is fancy!

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Alternative title

Apples appliance advertising area atrophied after astounding attack.

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Headmaster

Re: Alternative title

Ahem. Actually: Apple's appliance advertising area atrophied after astounding attack.

Able assistance for amateur author's apostrophe angst.

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Re: Alternative title

Mea culpa, I admit that my alliterative skills exceed my grammatical skills.

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Pint

Re: Alternative title

An illiterate alliterate.

I like it.

Have a beer - a beautiful brew bodaciously benefits...

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Thank you for not using 'alternate title', absent apostrophes notwithstanding...

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"Have a beer - a beautiful brew bodaciously benefits..."

Surely you get cider after crushing Apple?

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Moron thieves

My step-dad's BMW 635 Csi had its window broken to steal a stereo that probably got the moron who stole it 20 quid for a fix. Fucking idiots, the lot of them.

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Re: Moron thieves

Not if they needed the 20 quid for a fix. Fuck sight easier to sell a stereo than a car. Why the fuck should they care how expensive your step dad's car is? I don't.

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Brand (and certainly make) of car indeed irrelephant: battered decade-old Micra's window will cost 10x more to replace than what you get for a stolen stereo.

/Heck, our entire car is worth less than the ipad in its glove compartment, replacing any bit of it is uneconomical.

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Awesome! Unnecessary pachyderm!

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Re: Moron thieves

When the thieves have to subtract the cost of their damage from the value of the goods they obtain, whether they get caught or not, they'll stop thieving.

THEY don't have to pay anything. They are a £20 stereo up. You/your insurers are down much more, and have to fix the damage and protect the car properly. Now who's the idiot?

That said, I'm guessing you left the front panel on the stereo. Things like that make it inviting even if it's as cheap as chips. Maybe they broke in thinking it was a nicer model than it was (or that you might have left something out) and, once in, took it anyway so it wasn't a total loss.

Don't leave the radio panel on. Don't leave sat-navs in the car. Don't leave wires trailing out of the cigarettel lighter and disappearing into pockets / storage spaces. Don't invite a theft by even leaving a coat over the back-seat (you know what my dad does every time he leaves something valuable in a car? Drapes something over it so you can't see it). The coat / stereo / sat-nav might be worthless, but it invites them to try, and once they are in, they'll take whatever they can find.

And if you think a thief is going to spend ten minutes of suspiciously looking into the car to try to determine the model / value of an item rather than just smashing the window and having it anyway, then you're sadly mistaken.

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Re: Moron thieves

Back in the 90s, one of my mates was always "bigging up", as we called it in those days, his monstrous CD collection - over 4000 CDs, of which he would carry about 400 around in one of those massive CD folders in his car. Parked it one day in a chavvy part of town, didn't hide the CD folder under the seat, came back to find that £4k+ of CDs had just wandered off, along with his passenger window.

He still bitches about losing his rare ones...

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Re: Moron thieves

these days it would be a $4M fine for ripping CDs he owns to MP3

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4000 cds

Whoa. Ripping that lot would generate about 2.6 Tb of data. Ain't no portable mp3 player that big, not for another 20 years anyway.

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Re: 4000 cds

4000 x 0.7 / 10 = 280GB ie about 2 big iPod's worth

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El reg pay attention. In the real world business buildings are insured.

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Unless they self-insure.

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