Only the main points in Sarah’s story are below. Details were deleted at the “…” To see the whole account, visit her blog.
On Friday night I had my iPhone stolen….
According to the Soho Apple store, because they make so much money off selling people new phones after theirs are lost/stolen. (!!!)
This is obviously a flawed logic because even if a person stole my phone and Apple refused to reactivate it, I would still have to buy a new one. So they’d STILL get a new phone sale out of me.
The reason why it is important for them to refuse to activate a stolen phone (and verify identity on all devices that are activated/reset) is that it discourages theft. Making it even a tiny bit harder would maybe make someone even slightly more unlikely to snatch up another person’s phone. Isn’t that worth it to Apple from a pure customer safety perspective alone? Don’t they want to do everything they can to protect their customers?
Sarah, I believe on the 3Gs that you can actually locate your stolen phone yourself if you install a certain application.
Is this right?