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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to kramey74)
    I think a lot of people would rather place the blame somewhere else than take responsibility for their own lack of foresight.

    At the rate cars get broken into in mall parking lots, only a fool would leave anything expensive in cars. I feel bad for the OP having to suffer such an expensive learning experience but maybe next time, he'll think twice before he leaves expensive stuff "well hidden" in his car.
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  • Mac_Cat Calculating status...
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    Jun 6, 2010 2:37 PM (in response to Tamara)
    Nonsense!

    Apple does have the ability to help.

    Sprint and Verizon both help people locate stolen cell phones, if they have GPS installed. Other cell companies could do a lot more to help.

    But, I don't understand Apple's cold and rude attitude!?


    I take my iPad EVERYWHERE. It's not much use locked up in the trunk, where police will tell you to put things.

    The next iPad model should include a security slot so I can attach it to a chain!

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  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 2:55 PM (in response to Mac_Cat)
    Apple do not have the ability to help as the iPad with WiFi does NOT ace GPS.
    Apple are also not obliged to help find property that you have not looked after.
    People need to act responsibly and not expect others to sort out the mess.
    Who pays Apple to provide the service you want?
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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 3:38 PM (in response to Mac_Cat)
    Mac_Cat wrote:
    Apple does have the ability to help.


    No, they don't. The wifi model does not have GPS so do you expect Apple to send personnel out to look for the iPad. Isn't it the responsibility of police or mall security to take care of theft problems?

    If I go to Tiffany's and buy a ring and leave it in the car and someone steals it, is it Tiffany's responsibility to help me find it since I was dumb enough to leave an expensive item in the car?

    I don't know where you live but where I live, police are constantly reminding people not to leave expensive items anywhere in the car.
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  • Glen Doggett Level 4 Level 4 (1,780 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 3:56 PM (in response to celliott147)
    celliott147 wrote:
    Apple cannot track your device...they do however offer a service allowing you to do so for a cost of $99/year. It is called MobileMe...


    I would like to suggest that concerned and interested iPad users contact Absolute Software and politely request that they develop an alternative: "LoJack for iPad"

    http://www.absolute.com/company/contact
    info@absolute.com

    (apologies to original poster for off-topic digression, this is of no help in your particular situation)
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  • Glen Doggett Level 4 Level 4 (1,780 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 4:36 PM (in response to Glen Doggett)
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  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Jun 6, 2010 8:16 PM (in response to Glen Doggett)
    done! Lol. Of course, the only times my iPad ever leaves my site are at home, and when my wife is using it...
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  • caseeaero Calculating status...
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    Jun 6, 2010 11:38 PM (in response to dimashq)
    Apple is just like any other corporation now, they don't give a crap. To be honest as their support quality and product quality are steadily dropping (my 2-year old MacBook is slowly falling apart for god's sake) I am considering more and more about just switching to PCs (which I have never used as a fulltime desktop). I am being dead-serious as well, it seems the more success they have the more like Microsoft they become! I also am not rich, lmao and can't afford my Apple products breaking at the ridiculous rate they do! ON THIS MAC ALONE: My screen has broken ($600), my keyboard stopped working ($300, didn't spill anything, just stopped) and several keys just randomly popped off ($50), it's ridiculous as well, in April I ordered an iPad with $400 on giftcards and $150 on a credit card, all was billed to the credit card and it took almost two weeks to resolve and around $30 in overfees on my cellphone. God, Apple get your crap together! AND TONIGHT my iSight stopped working! I am sure when, if I bring it in my Apple Care as usual won't cover it, because "I caused it."
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  • Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 12:02 AM (in response to Glen Doggett)
    Another option is GadgetTrak which I have and is available in the Apple app store. The company said that it works with an iPad and is indicated as such in the Apple store. http://www.gadgettrak.com/products/iphone/
    iPad, iPad
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 12:27 AM (in response to caseeaero)
    Try the free phone number from a land line!!
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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 4:18 AM (in response to caseeaero)
    Sorry that you're having a bad experience but I have not found the same. My MB is 4 years old now and the only issue it has had was the logic board and Apple customer service stepped up to the plate, did a recall and they replaced my logic board while I waited.

    Do enjoy all the headaches PCs bring and complete lack of any customer support.
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  • Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 9:50 PM (in response to Tamara)
    Having used both platforms back and forth over the years I have found that not all PCs bring headaches. Quite to the contrary. Each platform has something of value to offer depending on the user's needs.
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  • davefromcanada Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 6:23 PM (in response to dimashq)
    My iPad was stolen yesterday too.

    The thing I keep thinking is that when the thief unloads it the purchaser will likely sync it. When they do so, will the serial number not be sent to Apple?

    Shouldn't I be able to tell Apple what the serial number is and have them inform me when it turns up? Then couldn't I tell the police to go get it?
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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,830 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 6:35 PM (in response to davefromcanada)
    What you say makes sense. However, by reading this thread and other things Apple does not want to be involved and does not get involved.

    Remember recently when a lost/stolen prototype iPhone 4, the "finder" contacted Apple but they never returned their call.

    davefromcanada wrote:
    My iPad was stolen yesterday too.

    The thing I keep thinking is that when the thief unloads it the purchaser will likely sync it. When they do so, will the serial number not be sent to Apple?

    Shouldn't I be able to tell Apple what the serial number is and have them inform me when it turns up? Then couldn't I tell the police to go get it?
  • davefromcanada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:26 PM (in response to lllaass)
    Yes, but I'd like to hear form a lawyer on this one. Is Apple being an accessory after the fact? Knowing that something was stolen, knowing who has it, and who lost it. Is there a good Samaritan law in California?

    If Apple did help out, would it not increase the value of Apple products if thieves know that stealing them increases the risk of them getting caught.
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