According to Business Insider, people are reportedly stealing the Apple Pencil from stores as the company has yet to figure out a way to prevent the theft of this device while it's demoed. The Pencil, which works with the new iPad Pro, sells for $99 and has been criticized for not being promptly available due to lack of stock. Since the Pencil cannot be demoed while attached to a safety cord, the set up has paved the way for thieves who just walked away with the device in their hands.
.@marcoarment yesterday saw guy next to me steal a limited supply Apple pencil demo unit. Employees didn't bother chasing him
— Faisal Qureshi (@fqure) November 18, 2015
A reddit user also revealed the following:
My local store in Canada mentioned that most of the Apple Pencils were stolen. I was able to get a hold of one to try and once I was done I had to look for an employee to return it to. I walked up to one of the greeters and had to get their attention to return it. I could have easily just walked out with it.
Another twitter user also commented along the same lines, highlighting the issue as a recurring phenomenon across a variety of Apple Stores:
It's sad Apple did not think of how to prevent Apple Pencil theft (easy solution too). Lots were stolen at the @MetropolisatMet store.
— Nathan 🐑 (@itsnathanlam) November 18, 2015
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