iPhone Apple should help some people

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pgibson, May 18, 2014.

  1. pgibson macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2014
    First of all, i read lot of topics about icloud activation lock and lot of people saying its always the buyers fault and we shouldn't waste time discussing this
    but here is my situation (im not asking about bypassing it)

    I didn't know about the existence of icloud activation lock as i am not (until this point) an advanced iphone user. i believe A LOT of people don't know about this issue also (friends of mine for example) since apple didn't make sure to tell everyone about this when ios 7 was released. not everyone who buy/sell used iphones are aware that it might become a paperweight.

    so my point is: i bought a what now i know is a stolen iphone via internet and i want to find the original owner to give it back or work out something.. but apple just isn't there to help. i mean, apple can tell whose appleID it is and contact the person. why wouldn't they help?? i'm willing to help some person whose phone was stolen. apple should help in certain cases!
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    apple is not an iPhone reseller. they sell iPhones, and won't waste their time helping people with stolen iPhones...
  3. Totally macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2012
    West Coast = Best Coast
    It sucks, but it's not apple's problem if someone loses their iPhone. Maybe they should at least announce the icloud activation lock. But I don't think they are obligated to go through their database to look up who an apple id belongs to.
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    Not only that, but there is a huge privacy issue here.
  5. kalirob99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 24, 2008
    Joined yesterday with 1 post lol.
    K guy, I'm sure that everyone that would request would be honest if they stole it.
  6. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2013
    Can't you just give the phone to an Apple store and let them deal with it?
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its not Apples job to reunite people with their stolen devices.
    File a police report and hand it in to the cops.
    That's all you can do about it.
  8. IGregory macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    Have you contacted the police to see if they can traced down the phone owner. If the phone was reported stolen it should be in a police database.
  9. pgibson thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2014
    yeah i did.
    i understand it's not apple obligation to find the owner..
    i'm just angry for not knowing about the existence of the activation lock and i still think apple should have made more noise about it
    thanks anyway for your feedbacks
  10. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    Apple has no way of verifying if you are genuinely trying to help, or if you're doing something nefarious and invading somebody's privacy.

    I would never want Apple to disclose any information about another person or their device to a random person just because they're claiming they have a stolen phone.
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Next time educate yourself and don't blame others for not doing your own research and homework before you make a purchase.
    Sorry that Apple did not notify you personally about their security update.
    Next time they will ask you before they do anything:D
  12. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Apple made lots of noise about it lmao. They paraded it around and were more proud of it than most other features on iOS 7.

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