Apple picking


Apple picking
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Snatching a person's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Example Citations:
Nabbing electronic devices isn't new. But lately it is growing "exponentially" according to a 2011 report from the New York Police Department. The lucrative secondhand market for today's niftiest handsets has produced an explosion in "Apple picking" by thieves. A used iPad or iPhone can fetch more than $400.
—Rolfe Winkler, " Fighting the iCrime Wave: http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443931404577550823904439852.html?mg=reno64-wsj," The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2012
The robbery rate is running higher this year on the Chicago Transit Authority system, new data show, and police link the crime increase to "Apple picking" by young thugs stealing smartphones from passengers.
—John Hilkevitch, " Smartphone thefts boost CTA robbery rate, Chicago police say: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-07-11/classified/ct-met-getting-around-0711-20110711_1_cta-property-smartphone-thefts-cta-riders," Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2011
Earliest Citation:
The interior minister, Brice Hortefeux, calls it the "iPhone effect," and the police talk of thieves' "going to pick apples" on the Métro.
—Eldritch, " Apple picking' plagues Paris metro: http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22788," The Apricity Forum, January 9, 2011
Notes:
Note that the earliest cite is just an illegal reprint of a New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/world/europe/09paris.html. However, the Times article doesn't use "Apple picking" in the title, so the stolen version gets credit for the earliest use. (Although I note with some satisfaction that the user who stole and reprinted the Times article has been "banned" from the forum.)
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