Apple has taken legal action against a Canadian electronics recycling company, Geep, as it claims to have resold more than 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Apple watches for profit, devices that is, normally intended for recycling.
For its part, however, Geep states that it is not its own responsibility, but three employees who acted alone and in collaboration. But the interesting thing here is that these three employees are essentially Geep executives. And if you’re interested in finding out how Apple found out about the theft, here’s what exactly happened:
Apple recently conducted an inspection of Geep’s warehouses, during which it found the theft of certain models so that they could then be sold. The company checked the serial numbers and found that 18% of the devices shipped to Geep were actually used in utility networks. Apple also notes that the number of devices that were stolen and resold will be much higher as iPad and Apple watches are only compatible with wi-fi and therefore can not be found on utility networks.