The iPhone is no longer the smartphone most coveted by phone thieves.
According to new numbers, it’s the HTC M8, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which are the handsets most likely to be stolen in the UK, based on an estimate calculated using data on desirability to criminals.
An official league table published by the Home Office showed that individual models by HTC and Samsung have overtaken the iPhone as the thief’s favourite handset, but Apple remains the brand of smartphone most likely to be stolen.
Three models of the iPhone 6 took the following three slots in the league table – with the 6 Plus, 6 and 6S in descending order.
However, Apple remained top of the brand-by-brand table, followed by HTC in second place then Samsung, Sony and LG.