(名詞) 搶奪或偷竊他人的 iPhone、iPad 或 iPod。
The robbery rate is running higher this year on the Chicago Transit Authority system, new data show, and police link the crime increase to "Apple picking" by young thugs stealing smartphones from passengers.
—John Hilkevitch, "Smartphone thefts boost CTA robbery rate, Chicago police say," Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2011
Nabbing electronic devices isn't new. But lately it is growing "exponentially" according to a 2011 report from the New York Police Department. The lucrative secondhand market for today's niftiest handsets has produced an explosion in "Apple picking" by thieves. A used iPad or iPhone can fetch more than $400.
—Rolfe Winkler, "Fighting the iCrime Wave," The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2012