Found an ipod, contacted Apple...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by UltimoDuckman, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. UltimoDuckman macrumors newbie

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    So I found an iPod touch this last weekend and called Apple. It's password locked, but when I hooked it up to my computer it was labeled "Noah's iPod." Apple said it was registered to a business one state over, but only an address. No phone or email and they couldn't share any of the info with me. I gave them MY contact info to attach to it in case it's reported lost. The guy at Apple said I could take it to law enforcement but it's likely it'd disappear or end up in a box.

    Is there anything else I can do that anyone knows of? I can't find a way around the passcode online. I'd hoped there would be some contact info inside, but I seem to be out of luck. I'm also keeping my eyes peeled on Craigslist Lost and Found. Anyone have any other ideas?
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    First off, congratulations on your honesty and attempts to return it to its owner, I am glad there are people who are willing to do that.
    What I would do is go onto yellow pages and search the address as you said it was registered there and hope that there is a listed number.
    You could put up a found add on Craigslist but that is a long shot.
     
  3. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you are doing the right thing. You tried, so after some time Id say it would be ok to keep it.
     
  4. UltimoDuckman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's where the problem is. Apple says they aren't allowed to share a registered owner's address with me. He said he wanted to help point me in the right direction but couldn't. That's why I didn't mind them taking down my info just in case.

    And honestly, I couldn't think of NOT returning it. I had an iPod stolen once and it was awful.
     
  5. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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  6. mohammadkm95 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Wait…so you do have the address?
     
  7. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    I'd hold on to it and hope that Apple or the owner contacts you. If you hand it in it'll just end up on a shelf for 2 years until someone finally sells it in a police auction. At least you're making honest efforts to get it back to the owner.
     
  8. UltimoDuckman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the confusion, I do NOT have the address. Apple said it was registered to a business in the next state over (Minnesota).
     
  9. negativzero macrumors 6502a

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    There is a way to unlock the iPod Touch so that you can look through the details. OP, if you need any help with this drop me a PM cus I can't really disclose the method of doing this publicly due to ethical reasons.
     
  10. Winglet macrumors regular

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    Found an iPod

    Hi,

    First of all I agree with all the others, you are doing the right thing.

    My question is, why can't Apple contact the "suspected owner" and give them your contact information? I can understand them not giving it out to you.

    Just a thought. :)
     
  11. GeniusJon macrumors regular

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    You're an amazing person. I lost my iPod on vacation and hoped that a kind hearted person would look through my stuff and find a way to contact me. Never happened tough... :(

    Good luck with your search! :)
     
  12. appleofmy"i" macrumors regular

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    Im in the same boat as you.....

    I found an iPod touch in a parking lot in a local shopping center and after contacting Apple they said they would contact the owner and provide them with my information.....that was over a month ago. Im kinda lost as what to do next :(
     

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