Apple removed iCloud Activation Lock from site
- Fariha Khan
- January 30, 2017
An Apple support document that pointed visitors to the page was updated mentioning to do away with any reference, and the direct link has stopped working now. The status system allows people to enter an IMEI or serial number. The support document indicates that users buying a device test iCloud Activation Lock hands-on, and have the seller help if it's still in effect. It is not very doable in most situations like when buying online from someone in another place.
The modification may possibly help the black market or even improve thefts, considering that sellers have a better opportunity to pull off scams.
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Since iOS 7, iCloud Activation Lock has been there on Apple devices and watchOS 2, implying that numerous people that get a used Watch or iOS device are exposed to the danger of having their hands on non-functional hardware.
Places such as NYC and San Francisco have had to deal with robbers snatching devices off of unsuspecting victims on a regular basis. Seldom Apple stores themselves have become aims, struck in smash-and-grab raids made potential by the firm’s preference for glass facades.