Haven't been able to verify this, but AppleInsider is reporting that NYU has been putting up posters in its dorms
warning students not to use the standard-issue white earbud headphones that Apple includes with the
iPod lest they find themselves at the
hands of a mugger after their precious cargo (just a few weeks ago it was
New York high school students who were being warned not to
wear the signature white headphones). Apparently NYU is also asking that Apple introduce a less recognizable
alternative (which should work fine until would-be muggers just learn to start looking for those headphones instead) in
addition to recommending that students switch to less conspicuous headphones, but at the end of the day, it's a big
city and people who aren't even wearing headphones have been known to be robbed.
Anyway, any NYU students out there want to snap a pic of one of those posters for us? Assuming that they actually exist, that is.