We’ve probably all wanted to do it at some point, but one man in Shanghai actually took a local Apple outlet to court yesterday because he was unable to unlock his iPhone following a system restore performed by store staff.
The man, surnamed Shen, demanded a new iPhone and compensation of 3,000 yuan, according to Shanghai Daily. The Apple outlet on Nanjing Road refused, saying that he’d made the phone lock by continually entering the incorrect ID and password.
Shen told the Huangpu District People’s Court that a staff member recommended the restore, but he was unable to login afterward and asked another employee to unlock the phone. The staff member refused, as Shen didn’t have the invoice or warranty for the phone that he’d bought online for 3,000 yuan.
“When I gave them the iPhone, it could be used. Now it can’t,” Shen said.
At least any of us who’s had an iPhone jacked can prosper from a little peace of mind that at least Apple staff are kind of thwarting people from using potentially stolen phones.
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