Why steal an iPhone in 2019?
My iPhone was stolen yesterday. By the time I got to my iPad (less than 30 minutes), it was showing as offline in Find My Phone. I immediately put it into lost mode. Then I called Apple. They said it was likely offline because the thief had turned it off. They said he/she wouldn’t have been able to do anything with my phone unless they knew my passcode, and since it was in lost mode, it’ll now never be able to be used.
So what was the point of stealing it? Is the person just going to sell it for scrap metal? Or to some guy on the street who isn’t even verifying that the thing turns on?