I gave a friend my iPad 2 several years ago as I no longer was using it. I had removed it from iCloud account, erased all contents and gave it to her. Up until two days ago she has had no problem using it. Two days ago she attempts to use the iPad when she gets the Activation Help message saying a password is required to activate this device because its owner has used Find My iPhone to link it to their Apple ID. She entered her Apple ID and password to no avail. She was able to go to her Apple account from her computer and log in and was able to see her iPad under devices. She called Apple and was told the iPad is so old that Apple doesn't support it and sometimes this message appears, and there's nothing Apple can do about it. I do not expect Apple to support the iPad 2, but does Apple makes it a point to disable older iPads, or for that matter any Apple devices that Apple no longer supports?