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pgibson

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Original poster
May 18, 2014
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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!
 

Totally

macrumors 6502a
Feb 22, 2012
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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.
 

kalirob99

macrumors 68000
Dec 24, 2008
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Joined yesterday with 1 post lol.
K guy, I'm sure that everyone that would request would be honest if they stole it.
 

IGregory

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Aug 5, 2012
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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.

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.
 

pgibson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 18, 2014
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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
 

2984839

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Apr 19, 2014
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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.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
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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
 

XboxMySocks

macrumors 68020
Oct 25, 2009
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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

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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