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  • Jan 2
    edited

    Don't you know they're paperweights? Also, the parts that may work aren't worth anywhere near what the people want. Like they dead ass got iphones that won't turn on for 100s of dollars.

    Apple is truly a juggernaut of a brand when people can just throw their phones up on eBay after being ran over and thrown into a lake and still get 100s of $$$ for it

  • Jan 2
    1 reply

    It鈥檚 the feds!

  • Like no wonder stealing iPhones is so lucrative. Mfs damn near pay the same for a broken IC locked phone as they would for it in a fair working condition.

    They literally designed it to not be lucrative, yet it is cuz ppl are so dumb

  • Jan 2
    2 replies
    Goku

    It鈥檚 the feds!

    Imagine. Our tax dollars going to buying broken ass iPhones so the feds can figure out how to hack them.

    Not outside the realm of possibility tbh.

  • Jan 2
    OG Dorito

    Imagine. Our tax dollars going to buying broken ass iPhones so the feds can figure out how to hack them.

    Not outside the realm of possibility tbh.

    Bro I鈥檝e heard much crazier.

  • Jan 2
    1 reply
    OG Dorito

    Imagine. Our tax dollars going to buying broken ass iPhones so the feds can figure out how to hack them.

    Not outside the realm of possibility tbh.

    Why would they need second hand broken iPhones to accomplish that goal lol?

    I guess people buy these iPhones for the parts, and some iCloud locks can be removed, but I鈥檓 not into that so I wouldn鈥檛 know how tough that鈥檇 be for every iOS/model.

  • Jan 2
    3 replies

    Parts.

  • surgical

    Parts.

  • Broken? Maybe for parts, repaired, and then used in a different country

    Locked? Definitely getting shipped out of the country to be used somewhere else

  • Jan 3
    1 reply

    iCloud lock bricks it? I thought it just wiped your data and made you reset

  • Jan 3
    surgical

    Parts.

  • PapiPedro

    iCloud lock bricks it? I thought it just wiped your data and made you reset

    Yes. It gets tied to the serial number on the device. You can log out of it and remove your phone from your icloud and there's actually a specific way to confirm that your iPhone is unlocked when you do an iTunes restore but idk if it still works the same.

    Even if the phone is wiped, when you go thru the iPhone set up, it will say the phone is tied to a icloud account and to put that info in to activate it.

  • surgical

    Parts.

    Parts aren't worth hundreds of dollars... the camera modules r cheap asl

    Screen n back glass r usually cracked so there's no value there

    Motherboard is as good as a bricked phone

    I don't understand what salvageable parts there would be. Even just icould locked mint condition phones aren't worth it. Screens at most are like 100 dollars.

  • Jan 3
    edited
    ALONE

    Why would they need second hand broken iPhones to accomplish that goal lol?

    I guess people buy these iPhones for the parts, and some iCloud locks can be removed, but I鈥檓 not into that so I wouldn鈥檛 know how tough that鈥檇 be for every iOS/model.

    Because they're as is and icloud locked, so it would be something to study like a real life scenario.

    Like 'oh we got this average Joe's phone and we can't get into it, see what you can do'

    And as far as I'm concerned, getting icloud locks off is impossible or you have to know some people. Even then, you'll probably be charged a lot

    Also, Apple encryption stumps the top security agencies of the world, so you aren't removing them without inside connections

  • Jan 3
    1 reply

    Hm, don鈥檛 completely agree here.

    Apple has it鈥檚 exploits, and are not uncommon, especially not for wealthy actors. Look at a few of the publicly known exploits, and imagine the ones we don鈥檛 know of: googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-survey-of-recent-ios-kernel-exploits.html . Zero clicks would give you control of the machine, could pretty much care less about iCloud at that point. Also look at how much Apple pays for a zero-click, and then look into reports on hacking groups, like for example, NSO. Apple is not able to win this price-competition. Not because they have too less money, but because there will always be very wealthy and powerful people one-upping them.

    Then about the average Joe鈥檚 phone, I don鈥檛 think you鈥檇 need second hand broken iPhones to mimic a great practice scenario. It鈥檚 easy to just set it up yourself on different iOS/models and varying degrees of MFA / use-cases.

  • Jan 5
    1 reply
    ALONE

    Hm, don鈥檛 completely agree here.

    Apple has it鈥檚 exploits, and are not uncommon, especially not for wealthy actors. Look at a few of the publicly known exploits, and imagine the ones we don鈥檛 know of: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-survey-of-recent-ios-kernel-exploits.html . Zero clicks would give you control of the machine, could pretty much care less about iCloud at that point. Also look at how much Apple pays for a zero-click, and then look into reports on hacking groups, like for example, NSO. Apple is not able to win this price-competition. Not because they have too less money, but because there will always be very wealthy and powerful people one-upping them.

    Then about the average Joe鈥檚 phone, I don鈥檛 think you鈥檇 need second hand broken iPhones to mimic a great practice scenario. It鈥檚 easy to just set it up yourself on different iOS/models and varying degrees of MFA / use-cases.

    thanks, know it all

  • Jan 5
    1 reply
    OG Dorito

    thanks, know it all

    I鈥檝e been told you have two ears and one mouth. Speak on what you know, and if you don鈥檛, take it as an opportunity to learn.

  • Jan 5
    1 reply
    ALONE

    I鈥檝e been told you have two ears and one mouth. Speak on what you know, and if you don鈥檛, take it as an opportunity to learn.

    Computers get hacked, I know

  • OG Dorito

    Computers get hacked, I know

    Seems like there are still a few basic things unknown to you, tried to clear that up for you. Your replies are disappointing, I鈥檓 ending this conversation here. Enjoy your day.

  • OP trying to find a reason to sell his stolen iPhones

    deadbeat behaviour

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