Quest to find iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by isashach, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. isashach macrumors newbie

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    Recently, a member of The Geek Group (http://thegeekgroup.org) had her iPad stolen. The only piece of info that they have is the serial number, which is DLXG8AHMDFHY. Now let me make this very clear: they are not trying to track the iPad down through the serial number, so please avoid posting like a dozen posts to tell me that.

    They are currently offering 2300$ + helicopter ride + other fun stuff for the person who sends them the info that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who stole it.

    Currently they are trying to find the MAC of the iPad.

    You can get more info from these two videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA49OQmFsiE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysriew2pacI&feature=g-all-u&context=G24f3b21FAAAAAAAAEAA

    Tell me what you think guys ;)
     
  2. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    It will be interesting to see how this turns out. If I had skills to help, I would.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    $2300 could buy several new ones and skip the rigamarole, since there's a low chance of catching the thief.
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    It's not about getting the ipad back, it's about making the culprit pay. I guess if the owner has the time and resources to spare, why not? Make the thief sweat a little. ;)
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I understand that, that's why I pointed out that there's a low chance of that happening.
     
  6. isashach, Dec 31, 2011
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    isashach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Knowing what they have done in the past, I can guarantee you that they will get it back. I primarily came here to ask you guys advice about how to find the MAC, without looking through the AP logs, instead of to be told that they're probably not going to find it ;)

    EDIT: oh, and Tim Cook is now in on it too. Whoever stole the iPad will have their life destroyed!!
     
  7. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Why would Tim Cook get involved with an iPad stolen from someone's apartment?
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    Any reason why they didn't setup the free, built-in Find My iPad software when they received their iPad? It's like an easy button for these sorts of situations.

    Unfortunate.
     
  9. isashach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because some of the members there work at Apple.

    Oh, and I would appreciate if people would stop saying what they could have done... but rather what they should do now.
     
  10. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    This gave me a nice laugh. It's an internet forum, you don't really get to regulate the content. I think it's perfectly reasonable to point out that these "superiorly intelligent" people could have saved everyone a lot of hassle by switching on find my iPhone. Frankly, to me they come off as entitled. People's iPads get stolen everyday.....but how dare this happen to them! Maybe they still have a little to learn about an ounce of prevention.
     
  11. isashach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow. This must be like the unfriendliest community ever. Every time I come here looking for answers, I either get blatantly obvious remarks, or just pure hate.

    Thanks guys.
     
  12. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    They explained they already did the easy stuff, they now need some people extreme skills.

    I take it as more of a challenge to solve a puzzle by crowd sourcing. An easy to use app, to track an iPad that has been stolen and wiped, might come out of this.
     
  13. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping for an epic story when I clicked on this thread, all I got was disappointment.
     
  14. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like a fun contest and competition created out of a crappy situation. They're offering an entertaining and generous reward in order to help catch a thief because they have the resources and it's a nice and amusing thing to do.

    These negative comments of "they should have/could have" and implying that they should just lay back and accept the situation are just sad and lame. Have fun blaming the victims of a theft and bitching about the party (which you were invited to) from the outside.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Even if it does just, kind of boringly, end up being dropped back off to the owners anonymously.
     
  15. Defender2010, Dec 31, 2011
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    Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    M.I.6: Ethan Troll.

    (if anyone here did work at Apple, they would not say so or get involved here as it would not be deemed "correct" in their contracts. I agree with another post that people's devices get stolen all the time, take a lesson from this and buy a new one. Or wait, would your organisation rather hand out $2300 reward rather than $499 for a new one? Are you sure this is just not a hoax to direct traffic to your own site?. Restore from backup from iTunes or iCloud!, save the dollars and CO2 footprint + "other fun") I just don't buy this story much...
     
  16. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    I leave MR for a few months and this is what I see...

    Who pissed in your Wheaties this morning guys? He asked whether anyone could help and there have been 2 (!) constructive responses. And to the conspiracy theorist above me, I don't think it's an elaborate farce.

    To the OP, not everyone here is a jerk.
     

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