So i got ‘volunteered’ to try and fix some old ladies aged tablet* who is absolutely terrified of covid-19 and tech phobic near the zoo a set of elements that at the best of times you would only have to deal with one of those.
I also had to shout at the lady being deaf a combination that we all ‘enjoy’ dealing with it probably makes Howard Hughes** a dead reclusive millionaire seem a joy to help.
The tablet is an old ipad from apple i later discover was functional for a few minutes after connecting it to wifi then it bricked itself saying the appleid was invalid.
This is a deceased persons old thing so naturally the details where lost but the apple id point to an icloud account as both are blocked a catch 22 situation emerged and one whom even Milo Minderbinder would have been proud of.
Being i have no idea about ipads i get somewhere until a birthday prompt stumps both me and the human.
Quite how death means your £900 apple product becomes a doorstop is something to marvel at.
A court order is apparently needed by apple to provide said details if you watch Rossmann repair or ipad rehab youtube channels then you also know apple are not here to help.
So i look for other ways and discover a windows 10 thing that looks a bit iffy and i have no idea if it works on the ipad without giving myself more technological problems on the sad windows ten pc nearby [the zoo is a linux shop] and a tech phobic user to further ‘fix’. No thanks to fixing windows ten as well.
itunes on windows was not setup either for this device.
So i ejected myself from the issue after all nobody at apple really gives a shit about the old apple product or the credentials without a court order.
It makes a £200 android tablet seem a much better deal and palatable. Perhaps that extra £700 for an apple device is the retard tax [my blog] .
Its nice to be vindicated about apple users.
As an non tablet ape user i was not going to suggest a replacement to the user that is tech phobic and that needs a visit to a showroom place where someone has a thing and they can try it which at possible cannot be done.
In hindsight i suppose i should have factory reset it when i connected it to wifi but that leads to the situation in appleid about the devices prior registration and so if i did re-registering it might without unlocking it have also led to the thing still being a £900 door stop.
As a apple product hater and its associated weird usb sockets i was not the right ape to help but i have to wonder if anybody could have fixed it as the user had no idea what the id and security questions where before apple security re bricked the ipad.
I wonder how much crap data is in the apple cloud due to dead people and those whom have forgotten passwords. Quite a lot and i think this is where i run out of things to say about apple and its users.
Anyhow i did not run out screaming but i knew apple had beaten me and in turn the user.
*all the details i was told on the phone. ** a film was made about him and is most famous for being one of the first to use aluminium in aircraft