9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 1:42 AM by eugeboy
nltluvr2012 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My iPod touch was stolen about 2 weeks ago at school during practice. I had an 2nd generation 32gb. I have already filed an report with the police but i just wanted to know if there was a way that i could stop my iPod from being used. I've heard that once you register your iPod with Apple, it cannot be used again once someone else tries to use your iPod's serial number in their registration . Also, I've heard that Apple is capable of tracking your iPod without MobileMe but they just don't want to . Also, is there anyway that Apple can give you an replacement iPod ?? Many people cannot afford to get a new iPod and that is very unfair because it was not even their faults that the orginial iPod was stolen . I'm just looking for a soultion to my this problem because I listened to my iPod everyday and used it for everything including email, social networking, etc.

Toshiba, Windows Vista
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (157,770 points)
    Based on previous discussion, Apple will do nothing to help find your iPod (or other iDevice). I think you re right about not being to register but why register a used, out-of-warrantee iPod, especial if it might be stolen. Why should Apple give a free replacement, it was not their fault it was stolen.
  • UniqueAlex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "Is there anyway that Apple can give you an replacement iPod ?? Many people cannot afford to get a new iPod and that is very unfair because it was not even their faults that the orginial iPod was stolen."

    Not to sound mean, but I WOULD say it's your fault IF you didn't put your Ipod in a secure location like in a locker (with a lock) or on your person. Do you think Apple has time to look out for everyone's stolen belongings?

    With your story, if Apple replaced every stolen Ipod, then people would abuse it. I could just say my Ipod was stolen and get a new one.
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  • MDMom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just had my iPad stolen a couple of days ago. Of course, I filed a police report, but I also reported it to Apple who said they would contact me if someone tried to register it under their name or set up an account for it. You should do the same. Call 1-800-676-2775
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (157,770 points)
    Interesting. Someone on the iPad forum contacted Apple and Apple said they would do nothing.

    MDMom wrote:
    I just had my iPad stolen a couple of days ago. Of course, I filed a police report, but I also reported it to Apple who said they would contact me if someone tried to register it under their name or set up an account for it. You should do the same. Call 1-800-676-2775
  • MDMom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It certainly used to be that way, but I guess pressure was put on them and they will now flag the serial number.

    UPDATE ON MY STOLEN IPAD: I posted an ad on Craigslist stating that we had a video of the woman stealing it and that she should return it before the police found out who she was. This morning I got a text telling me where she had left the iPad for me to pick up. I can't believe I got my iPad back! I'll be installing Mobil Me right away!!

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  • David. Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
    only works if the app is started (i'm sure the thief will be glad to oblige!)
  • melaniejewell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey, I was just wondering if you ever got your ipod back or anything? I just had mine stolen two days ago and I was just wondering if I should keep my hopes up or not.
  • eugeboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "Do you think Apple has time to look out for everyone's stolen belongings?"

    -yes. Why not? It is neither expensive nor does it require a lot of man hours to log when and where a device access the internet and to auto generate an email or text message to the registered owner. I have 5 kids, 7 iPods and two MAC computers. I have spent a fortune with Apple and it would be so easy and inexpensive for them to help me keep track of my devices, especially the smaller super expensive ones. Of course they wouldn't make an additional sale if I was inclined to replace the devices - so it is more profitable for them to ignore the situation. I do PC support for a living and it took years to sway me to come over to the expensive Apple camp. It took less than a month for someone to steal my young son's iPod touch out of his back pack in a restaurant while having a meal. I now feel ridiculous for having purchased such a small and expensive item for a kid and will stick to (and promote) inexpensive non - apple replacements.