1 2 Previous Next 16 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 10:12 PM by candryman
Timebeaver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My iPod nano was recently stolen. Is there a way I can report it to Apple so when the thief trys to sync the stolen iPod with iTunes it won't work?

iPod Nano 3rd Gen., Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,095 points)
    Is there a way I can report it to Apple


    No.

    when the thief trys to sync the stolen iPod with iTunes it won't work?


    Even if a formal process existed through Apple, it wouldn't affect that. The process of syncing an iPod with a computer doesn't involve any sort of data exchange with Apple's servers.

    (54127)
  • 2. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    orgreeno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The Apple site can tell me all my serial numbers registered with my ID, but Apple refuses to let me know if the serial number is registered again. Very unethical. Apple is dealing in stolen merchandise via itunes. This makes them a party to a crime.
  • 3. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    MurphtheSurph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Agreed - it is sad that Apple has refused to offer a way to support loyal customers, with police reports in hand, to recover stolen property.

    If someone brings a car to you, that you know is stolen, and gives you money - would you put gas in it or refer the matter to police?

    The serial number of the device is known to Apple.
    To suggest otherwise defies logic and is merely sophomoric.

    Apple - time to do the right thing regarding stolen property and your policy of turning a blind eye.
  • 4. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    madashell69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have signed up to see what I can do to report my son's stolen ipod touch to Apple but it would seem that they are happy to accept anyone's business on a stolen ipod as long as they continue to use the apple site to buy their music etc!
    How unethical is that? Time to arrnage a boycott of Apple I think, are the press aware of this procedure? Will be checking this out some more.
  • 5. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    madashell69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Have checked all through the Apple site and all they will do is reload your purchased content if you have your ipod stolen, that's big of them considering that they have the information that could stop some one from using the ipod when it is synced to a new account' at the very least they could set it up to send an alert to the existing email regsistered address before it links to a new account. That would hopefully deter someone from trying to re-use what can be a very expensive piece of kit.
    Very dissapointed with Apple and will not be buying another thing from them.
  • 6. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)
    You do know you don't have to register an iPod to use it?

    And it doesn't collect information from the iPod when you are syncing to it? So how would Apple track it?

    Plus, if they did do what you want they would have to add a significant amount of equipment and staff, plus invade quite a bit of privacy, which would result in even more protestors.

    Message was edited by: deggie
  • 7. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    gavinfromcoventry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Timebeaver

     

    I was hoping to unccover some secret way of stopping theives using my stolen ipod but it seems that they can just take and use without any recrimination.

     

    I would expect that whatever Apple says they are able to track the ipod by serial number whilst invading privacy but they dont want us to know about it because then we would know they do this.

     

    Its sad that it is so easy to take and use something that is technicaly advanced without any way of tracking it thoroughly.

  • 8. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,425 points)

    MurphtheSurph wrote:

     

    Agreed - it is sad that Apple has refused to offer a way to support loyal customers, with police reports in hand, to recover stolen property.

    If someone brings a car to you, that you know is stolen, and gives you money - would you put gas in it or refer the matter to police?

    The serial number of the device is known to Apple.
    To suggest otherwise defies logic and is merely sophomoric.

    Apple - time to do the right thing regarding stolen property and your policy of turning a blind eye.

    PULEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!

     

    If your car is stolen, the car manufacturer does not help in any way in locating the vehicle even if you have a police report.  Your car is stolen you call the police.  The police does the investigation in trying to locate a stolen vehicle.  All they need is the vehicle's VIN#.  The only way the car manufacturer gets involved is to inform the police where the "hidden" VIN# is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Image Hosting by PicVault.info

  • 9. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    stephen737 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not a good analogy. It's not possible for a car manufacturer to simply track or shut down a stolen car remotely. If your car is equiped with Onstar or alike they do, because it is posible. Just like it's possible for Apple to; yet, they don't.

  • 10. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    cakefordinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I came in here to respond to the OP's lament...had a nice response typed up, until I noticed that the post was from a year ago. I assume the OP has long since gotten over the loss of the iPod. Then, I saw your response and couldn't avoid responding to YOU. I'm on a mission from God; it's my job.

     

    That is an arrogant, "hall monitor" response (to something posted almost a year ago?) and not helpful, unless you're trying to help start an argument...or simply enjoy insulting people. Luckily, there are very few of you around here. I've only run into one other who got all up in my bidness, and I shut him down, right quick.

     

    Adults are allowed to voice their opinions without having to deal with snide remarks/opinions about what they have to say, from anyone. Venting is a perfectly legal and acceptable sport. deggie would be a good one to emulate. Notice that he/she didn't pull that garbage.

     

    Why is it that some of those, with higher Levels, have a predeliction to pedancy and hall monitorism? Rhetorical question; no response required. I think they need to go back to Helpful school because they seem to have lost sight of how they got all those lovely points.

     

    (sigh) Ah, well. Takes all kinds to make a world. If it weren't for pedants and hall monitors attacking people, I'd have no one to defend (even those, from a year ago, who'll never know I defended them). ROTFL.

  • 11. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    stephen737 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What a lame life God has given you to write such elaborate, meaningless, and hypocritical responses. Mission Accomplished! You were speaking to me, no? Ehhh, whatevs..

  • 12. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    cakefordinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Uh, no. I wasn't speaking to you. Apparently your reading skills are just a skosh off. Go back and look at who I responded to. It wasn't you, bub...unless you are also CMCSK. Never mind; I'll just show you:

     

    Oct 29, 2011 8:06 PM                                                    (in response to CMCSK)
    Now you can say "oops." LOL Hey, thanks for responding. I got a chuckle.

  • 13. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    stephen737 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "oops." is right... No wonder I thought you sounded hypocritical... Thanks! Have a good night!

  • 14. Re: Report a stolen iPod
    MDKCO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    CMCSK

     

    I do not plug my car into a toyota's network either to get updates or to download new software. Apple products do... there is no reason why a device can not be checked against a stolen database and disabled.  **** Onstar can unlock my wifes car but Apple can not disable a stolen device??

     

    Also go ahead and try to register your car at the DMV  with a VIN that has been reported stolen... 

1 2 Previous Next