3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2011 1:53 PM by Rudegar
leonbryant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi guys,

I bought my iphone4 from store.apple.com/hk last September, it really brought me some fun playing with it.

Unfortunately I lost it last month, I'm almost sure it was stolen by someone right from my pocket. It just happened in 15 seconds within a 20 meters' distance!!

Now my question:- is it, by any chance, possible that Apple could give me some help trying to find out who(with what apple account) is using my ihpone4 at the moment ?

Here is my thought:- If the thief is using my iphone4 then he/she would definitely connect to apple online store(to download/purchace apps) with a apple account at times. When he/she connects to apple online sotre, the data flow must contain IMEI or Serial Number of the phone, so Apple probably have some kinds of records on what email account(apple online store account) is currently binded/associated to this iphone4.

Assuming Apple would agree to give me the details of these information then I would at least be able to try to contact the person that is currently using my phone ?

Note that when I bought my ihpnone4 the OS was probably still below 4.2(I'm not 100% sure about this because I didnt even check it's version) so I didn't have a chance to install the "find my iphone" application. And I guess now it's already too late to try the application without having the phone with me(although I'll be happy if someone here can tell me "No, You're wrong!").

Anyways, by posting my story here, I know chance is slim, but, I'll really appreciate if you can share your ideas on anything else I can do before saying goodbye to my little lovely iphone4 forever...

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    Now my question:- is it, by any chance, possible that Apple could give me some help trying to find out who(with what apple account) is using my ihpone4 at the moment ?


    No. Due to privacy concerns, Apple won't touch this with a 10 foot pole - not unless this was requested by law enforcement.

    Apple provides a Find My iPhone service which is now free to iPhone 4 owners and included with a MobileMe account, which must be set up on the iPhone before it is lost or stolen.
  • hossein.taraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys

    Lsat month i set up "Find My Iphone" having help of apple store in Toronto. But my mobile is now stolen and I want to find it but it does not work! Is there any way out?

    Tx

    Message was edited by: hossein.taraz
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,465 points)
    No if the phone is offline or if it did not have a password so the person who have Can delete find my phone there is nothing to be don apart from reporting the imei nr to the police in Many countries this Will result in a network block of the phone in the country and All countries the phone company work with in other countries