The suspects stole $14,000 in gadgets from a startup incubator, but didn't turn them off.
The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.
The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation
In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.
A US District Court judge invokes some of Abraham Lincoln's words in a plea for compromise between the two tech heavyweights.
Costs keep rising for both sides as the patent case continues.
After three days of deliberations, a jury came back with the figure on what Samsung needs to pay Apple for infringing on several of its patents.
As jury deliberations continue in the Apple-Samsung damages case, Apple lashed out at its rival's attempt to halt the trial.
The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.
It doesn’t take much to bring lawyers and reporters scurrying to the courtroom in the Apple-Samsung trial.
For the past five days, a handful of reporters have listened to Apple and Samsung's lawyers argue over patent minutia. Fortunately, they still had access to the Internet.
Judge Lucy Koh, apparently keen to avoid a re-do of the trial, denied the Samsung request.
Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.
The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.