Stolen iPad & iMac

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    Hi all. I was called into work today as we had been burgled. Amounst other things there were two iMac, iPad 2`s and iPods stolen. Now, I had Find My iPad on my devices and location services activated. My iPad was locked and requires my pin number to unlock. I have logged into iCloud to see if my iPad has been located but no joy as yet :-( My question is, if anyone has a good knowledge of how Find My iPad works, does the device have to be actually joind to a wireless network to be tracked or simply being turned on?? Also, if the theives hooked the iPad upto iTunes and wiped it clean, would that render Find my iPad useless?

    Many thanks.
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    The device does have to be online in order to see it, whether through wifi or 3/4G. Once it has been restored, it is no longer possible to find it using Find My Ipad since, effectively, it is no longer yours.

    Sorry I can't give any good news here.
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    So if anyone steals your iPhone or Mac. they can just clean it and then it becomes theirs? Even if it's password protected? I thought Apple kept control of their products with the S/Ns. Is this not the case?
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    By all means report the stolen iPad to apple.As soon as the thief uses iTunes,apple will know who and where the person using your iPad is.I'm sure that if the police approached apple with a valid court order,the info would be turned over.

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