In London, an iPhone owner charges his phone on a train, gets busted
posted by Alan F. / Jul 13, 2015, 2:53 PM
Lee was arrested on Friday for stealing electricity from the train. Considering that the annual cost to charge an iPhone is less than $1.50 USD, this would seem to fall under very petty theft. After being de-arrested, Lee was arrested again for his alleged aggressive behavior toward a police community support officer.
This is the second incident we've seen in the last week regarding an iPhone owner sticking his plug where it didn't belong. You might recall that last week, an audience member climbed onto a Broadway stage to plug his handset into a non-functioning outlet. The outlet was part of the set design for the show "Hand to God." It was later revealed that the culprit was a 19 year-old who was drunk at the time.
If you find yourself constantly looking for an outlet in the middle of the day for your iPhone, there is good news; iOS 9 will deliver an extra hour of battery life once it is installed on your iPhone. The new build of Apple's mobile OS will also come with a Low Power Mode that will add up to three hours of additional battery life to your iPhone by shutting down non-essential features. Hopefully, once iOS 9 is officially released, incidents like these two will disappear for good.
source: Wired via SlashGear
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Lmao I know I read it, but who cares, cuh
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 2:56 PM 3
its so funny because its usually iphones 90% of the time and its that percent that try to charge where they should not theaters malls airports trains and anywhere they see a plug they think its there right to charge there phone
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 5:28 PM 3
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Portable charging packs are quite useful when you are away from (or can't use) a wall plug. Whenever I go to Chicago for some sightseeing and fun, I always have one with me. They're pretty affordable, too; basic 2200mAh packs cost around $7-$10 depending on where you shop, and those keep you going for a couple of hours. Can't charge up in most public places that I know of (at least downtown), so it's a handy alternative to getting a ticket.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 3:06 PM 2
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IPhone owners are very affectionate people. They hug walls. That hug stages. They hug trains.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 3:48 PM 6
Which is why I NEED YOU APPLE TO IMPROVE BATTERY LIFE IN EVERY iPHONE. How hard is it to add extra juice?
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 4:50 PM 2
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Well, they have to SOMEHOW milk the consumers.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 4:56 PM 5
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What's annoying is the constant drive for thinner and thinner phones, when it would be so simple to add a mm or two, and increase battery life. That's directed at all the players, not just Apple.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 5:02 PM 2
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Aren't the trains in London underground?
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 5:48 PM 1
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Well that's one thing we in the US def got right. No1 would get arrested for something like that here
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 6:02 PM 0
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England is becoming more and pathetic everyday. So he was arrested for stealing less than cent. England here is my question, how do those people feel whom England stole for centuries during their occupation and exploitation of their resources. All I am going to say is scumbags. Stay douchey ( if that's a work) England.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 7:40 PM 1
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Read the article more thoroughly or see my above comment for the reason for his arrest. Actually looking at the source article one can easily imagine that he was told he could not charge his phone there, ignored the officer because they weren't "real police" (seen this accusation levelled at PCSOs before, probably including swearing) after which the real police were infact called. He got what he deserved for being belligerent, an opinion supported by the fact that his twitter posts and pictures are now taken down.
posted on Jul 15, 2015, 9:59 AM 0
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Nobody with a removeable battery smartphones should have to worry about getting arrested. O.o
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 8:44 PM 3
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If you cannot charge a phone than why the hell there are outlets provided. In india outlets are provided for charging phones only. :3
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 9:20 PM 0
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The answer is in the article did you read it? From where I am from there is a lock in all outlets to prevent such incidents. These days people think they have the rights to take what is not theirs. Has our education system failed us?
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 9:26 PM 2
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Why is the iPhone battery life so bad? It's only dual core at 1.4ghz, only 750p and 1GB of ram. No full multitasking and no gimmicky features. How is it other phone makers can get a bigger battery in a device of simular demensions? Or are people just using them that much. The S6 Edge has terrible battery life considering i came from a Note 4, but I don't need to scramble for power all the time. I can't imagine being arrested for charging a phone.
posted on Jul 13, 2015, 10:18 PM 2
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