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Dear thieves: don't steal a dev's phone.
So I lost my phone. Some thief in a motorcycle took it while I was using it outside my home.
It was crap anyway, and after putting it on Lost Mode and going to the cops about it I slept like a baby. So I lost nothing.
Now I have the perfect excuse to harass the thief, the fence, and the poor technician who will try to break into my phone. Hahaha.
I phoned my telco today about my SIM card loss, phoned the government telecommunications agency to apply for my phone to become IMEI blocked (rendering it useless to anyone), and sent messages over Lost Mode telling the thief to return my phone to the police station and get himself arrested and me suing him for the keks.
Meanwhile I still had TestFlight on my phone and I sent the thief insults through my iOs app that I personally use. I'm not sure it still works over Lost Mode, but just in case they break through, they will not hear the end of me. At least until the government IMEI blocks the thing.
Or that I will settle for 12 months of my wages. Plus the lawyer's cut.22