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NYU warning students not to use iPod headphones

Peter Rojas

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.

[Via TUAW]

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