Is this a problem with a used iPad?
Say I buy a used iPad from Best Buy or the like, one returned to the store.
If an apple power user was just using it for a short while then returned it to get a better model but still has it in their mobile me, can they harrass me with it?
Is there a way to wipe the iPad to remove any connections to the previous owner in the iPad options?
Just wondering. That's probably been one irrational fear of mine, because I am too darn cheap to buy one labelled "new" (even though these days of profiteering even new ones shipped from Apple might even be "refurbished" instead. Seen it before in a Mac anyway).
Thanks for the advice, if there is any.
My guess is the suggestions will be just to see if it can be swapped but we'll see
Sorry for rambling... I tend to talk like a crazy one.
- 12-02-2010, 06:29 PM #2
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If you get one from ebay, craigslist, or a friend and they didnt wipe it (which would be stupid on their part), then restoring it on your iTunes will wipe it clean.
They will not be able to track you with Mobileme or anything like that. Restore wipes the data and makes it like new.
- 12-03-2010, 11:51 AM #7
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- 12-03-2010, 08:59 PM #9iMore Intermediate
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I've never seen an open box one at best buy/future shop before either but I know that they do it because I returned my iPad wifi after two days to get the 3G one, and the sales person checked it out and slapped an open box sticker on it. But once you do a restore in iTunes it will all be your stuff