Stolen iPad Database

lukenorris

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Jan 9, 2007
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My macbook pro 17 and my iPad 2 were stolen recently. My idea other than find my iPad to get it back is...

iTunes sees your serial number when you connect a device to it. The 40 digit type? iTunes needs a hidden program that crosses that database with devices that are reported stolen. It locks the device and reports the users IP address to the authorities or even Apple's police for that matter. I hear how they treat prototypes that get out... What you think?

Luke
 

Meanee

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Mar 8, 2011
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You find an iPad in a subway car. Nobody claims it. 30 days later you plug it in, and Apple Gestapo breaks down your door. Awesome!
 

ilovemyibook

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Mar 19, 2006
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; 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)

To report something stolen you need to file a police report and they enter the serial number/OAN(owner applied number) into NCIC. It'll be a cold day in hell before the FBI would every let anyone other than LEO's have access to that.
 

Ccrew

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Feb 28, 2011
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; 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)

To report something stolen you need to file a police report and they enter the serial number/OAN(owner applied number) into NCIC. It'll be a cold day in hell before the FBI would every let anyone other than LEO's have access to that.
and even the LEo's have issues. Son got his stolen, Apple and the PD were of little help tracking it. Find My iPad wins.
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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Apple doesn't track stolen iPads or Macs. They will enter it into a database that gets referenced if it's brought into Genius bar, but that's the limit. I think Apple believes there's too much opportunity for misuse.
 

ilovemyibook

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Mar 19, 2006
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and even the LEo's have issues. Son got his stolen, Apple and the PD were of little help tracking it. Find My iPad wins.
Of course they couldn't do much. But rest assured if a cop runs a 29 (Want/Warrant) check on the iPad if they find it, it will come back as stolen and your son will get it back. All NCIC does it have it in a national database, it obviously won't find it.
 

jmjoh122

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Oct 8, 2011
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Of course they couldn't do much. But rest assured if a cop runs a 29 (Want/Warrant) check on the iPad if they find it, it will come back as stolen and your son will get it back. All NCIC does it have it in a national database, it obviously won't find it.
how would you run a 29 on an ipad? are you going to soundex the name Ipad2 and see what it comes back? I'm sorry a 29 refers to running the background of a person on a traffic stop or a terry stop. Unfortunately law enforcement doesn't have a dedicated database set up for ipads. It's better to just go to apple and get a police report that your son had his ipad stolen.
 
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