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Itunes tracking ipod serial numbers.

391 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 21, 2006 7:51 PM by StarDeb55 RSS
x13igDudex12 Calculating status...
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Dec 21, 2006 7:21 PM
Ok, get this.

I use my ipod in school since some of the teachers are perfectly fine with it. but lucky me my ipod (video) doesnt appear in my pocket after one period.

Now im gunna assume the worst, that somebody found it and instead of returning it kept it and is using it.

Now since iTunes keeps track of your iPod's serial number when you update it (I found this right now by doing the Run Diagnostics for the iPod selection)...

Since iTunes connects to (or whatever website it may) and has the serial number in the files, can apple be informed when a specific serial number is used on an iTunes?

Like since i know the serial number of my iPod that was lost can apple keep watch of this serial number to see if its used on another computer?

And if apple can, is there a way to check the ip adress/street adress/last name even of whoever may be using it.

I know im most likely royaly boned but im gunna try anything to get this back.

Thanks for any help or any comments.

  • StarDeb55 Level 6 Level 6 (19,685 points)
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    Dec 21, 2006 7:51 PM (in response to x13igDudex12)
    Unfortunately, I'm afraid you're out of luck. Apple has no tracking system for lost or stolen iPod. If you believe the iPod was stolen, it's best to turn in a police report.
    iMac G5 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 60GB 5G iPod, iTunes 7.0.2


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