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Grant with the iPad  (Source: BBC News)
Apple wants a court order

Losing someone can be a very difficult time, and we cling to their possessions as a way of holding onto them. But what happens when that possession is an iPad on lockdown?

According to BBC News, 26-year-old Josh Grant from London and his four brothers are experiencing this very issue. Their mother recently passed away from cancer, and left her iPad to the men in her will.

It was decided that the oldest brother, Patrick, should be the one to take the iPad. However, none of them obtained her Apple ID or password before she passed on. 

They attempted to show Apple their mother's will, death certificate and solicitor's letter as a way of proving they can have access to the iPad, but Apple said this wasn't enough evidence.

Apple initially asked for written consent from the owner that her five sons can have her login credentials, but that obviously is no longer an option. Now, Apple wants a court order to prove that their mother was the owner of the iPad and the iTunes account.

"I thought we might use it as a shiny placemat," said Grant. "I'm a big fan of Apple, their security measures are great but we have provided so much evidence.

"At 59, my mum was fairly young, I've already lost my dad and it's a bit cold of them not to treat things on a case-by-case basis."

Apple offers security measures like Activation Lock, which makes it hard for thieves to sell a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad. It's apart of Apple's "Find My iPhone" feature, which allows you to find your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using another device.  

Source: BBC News

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RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By Reclaimer77 on 3/6/2014 1:12:12 PM , Rating: 2
Dude she might come back from the dead and sue them! Think about it...

RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By fic2 on 3/6/2014 1:46:32 PM , Rating: 4
Wait the standard 3 days to make sure she is not Jesus and they should be good. Unless they suspect she is Lazarus then should be good after 4 days.

RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By MrBlastman on 3/6/2014 2:43:32 PM , Rating: 5
If I were the kids I'd tell Apple to check with Steve and he'll verify their authenticity...

RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By GulWestfale on 3/6/2014 6:56:57 PM , Rating: 4
just ask the GCHQ to have their bosses at the NSA forward their copy of the data, and you don't need apple at all.

RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/7/14, Rating: -1
RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By abzillah on 3/6/2014 10:13:16 PM , Rating: 5
Wouldn't that mean that their mother went to hell?

RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By ProZach on 3/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Jesus H Christ Apple....
By BSMonitor on 3/10/2014 9:18:29 AM , Rating: 2
Of course when Google acts like a corporation, Reclaimer's voice changes a few octaves to:


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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