Maybe Im misunderstanding, but I hope you arent suggesting there were 44 other threads about this topic already and I started the 45th. Before I posted this thread I did a search for "dateline" and found nothing at all about this show on stolen ipods.I was about to post a new thread, but did the unthinkable in this forum. No Rdowns, not solicit a 13 y/o so as to combine both of Hansen's shows, I just decided to add to this post instead of starting the 46th iteration of the same topic. Oh the humanity!
Dateline NBC "To Catch an iJacker" (the bold letters help remind me of the significant value comments add each time they start a new thread.
I saw this show last night. Pretty clever but hardly novel.Anybody see it on NBC tonight? I thought it was pretty interesting how they were able to track down the stolen iPods and actually confront the people that stole them. If you saw it, what did you think?
This is an excellent point, both for Apple and cellular services providers. I have to think apathy/indifference drives these companies not to implement these policies. Said thief would never buy the device in the first place but may purchase tunes from iTMS given the discount s/he received on the player. Meanwhile, what does it cost Apple for the victim to shell out another several hundred dollars to replace said iPod. Even if Apple can't ultimately recover the iPod, word of this policy might actually deter a theft or two.I saw this show last night. Pretty clever but hardly novel.
Apple could very easily implement the ability to allow you to report your ipod stolen via itunes. Once they receive that notification, they could simply not allow any songs to be put onto that ipod if the thief tries to transfer songs to it (assuming they use itunes).
I know many thieves would probably use ephpod [sic?] or some other program, but at least apple could make that effort which really is non-trivial. It might just deter thefts
The report did mention the patent application I posted a while back which is meant to deter thefts.
what?? How is the "to catch a predator" series a setup? They dont contact the guys..they are just in the chat rooms when they get approached.I'm about halfway into the show and I think it's way too much of a setup, just like the real Catch a Predator series... First off, obviously Apple wouldn't participate. Second, that "software" they implanted in the iPod boxes makes the tracking so much of a setup. If I get mine stolen tomorrow, how can what Chris Hansen does help me???