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Clever trick will safeguard Apple Watch from thieves

A special sensor on the back uses infrared, visible-light LEDs and photodiodes to detect whether you are wearing the watch or not. This will also be used to secure the device against fraud. Photo: Robert Baldwin/The Next Web

A special sensor on the back of the Apple Watch uses infrared, visible-light LEDs and photodiodes to detect your heart rate. Photo: Robert Baldwin/The Next Web

CUPERTINO, Calif. — One of the big questions about the Apple Watch is how Apple will prevent thieves from ripping it off your wrist and using it to clear your bank account.

Because the Apple Watch is connected to Apple Pay — making purchases as easy as a quick swipe — what’s to stop miscreants from abusing it?

The answer wasn’t addressed at Tuesday’s unveiling, but an Apple staffer at the hands-on demo told me how the watch will be protected against fraud.

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Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

This dock connector will prevent iOS devices from being stolen from the Apple Store.

Apple retail stores are now installing special dock connectors to prevent iOS devices from being stolen. They look just like the regular USB cable that ships with every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but they feature a nifty anti-left lock that prevents them from being removed from the device — essentially tethering the unit to the table.

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