I have had the misfortune of having my bosses IPad stolen out of my suitcase on the way home to South Africa from the US yesterday/today. I bought myself and my boss each an IPad in June and had it shipped to my brother in the US who I have just been visiting. I used mine while in New York for the past 10 days or so and took it in my on-board luggage but kept my bosses' 64GB 3G in the sealed box and packed it into my luggage for the journey home. When I got to SA this morning and picked up my bags, I could immediately see that they had been tampered with and both locks broken off. Only the IPad (and a kindle that I got for my wife) are missing, fortunately they didn't take the perfumes and some of the other things but I'm obviously highly peeved and down $1100. Hopefully the airline or insurance will pay out but it's little consolation... :mad:
So my questions for all of you, is there any way to blacklist an IPad with apple? I don't think it'll ever be recovered but knowing that it's unusable will make me feel a lot better. Same with the Kindle if anyone knows about that. I have the serial numbers of both devices.
I don't know whether it was stolen in SA or in the US but my suspicions are that it was at JFK since they x-rayed the bags there and would have known exactly what was inside. It was almost as if they targeted my 2 bags and knew what they were looking for.
Wow, sorry to hear that. I don't fly often, but when I do, anything that I don't want stolen comes with me as carry-on.
You can try phoning Apple to see what can be done about "blacklisting" an iPad if/when it gets registered via iTunes.
it can only be tracked down if it was opened already and a mobile me account was setup on it.
Thats really bad news. I don't understand how someone think its ok to just take things that are not theirs.
Yeah so scum bag at the airport decided he wanted early Christmas presents. Sorry too hear that! Yeah the only way would be with mobile me
You sure? Dont' they do some kind of tracking using the MAC ID address when registering with iTunes?
Originally Posted by MikesTooLz
I'm really sorry about this =\ and yeah it's so messed up but Airports do this ALL the time! They really should screen the people working there. I don't know if theres anything you can do about it if you havent even activated it through itunes... future reference make sure to keep it on the carry on
I'm sure once the device is hook- up to iTunes apple would be able to link the device to an address if the scum*ag register thru iTunes.
Hopefully you won't be out of pocket .......buddy
nope, you must have mobile me account and have it setup on the device. only way to track its location.
Originally Posted by DavidNM
A real pisser having your kit stolen. Sorry to the forum's US members but some of your airports are just terrible. Passing through Miami airport is just awful.
Yes you can. Call Apple and they will blacklist the serial number as long as you have a reciept showing the purchase with the serial number attached.
I know several people already responded to the "can you track the IPad" but I don't believe that was your question.