By - ibbysquish
Sounds to me like it's stolen.
That shit is stolen... 100%.
If you have your computer activation locked, and have 2FA on, and change your phone number, it doesn't matter. It will send a code to ANY other apple device you have logged in to your iCloud.
If you're dumb enough to not change your phone number in your iCloud account, then it's on you.
This totally sounds like a stolen device though.
Not me, the guy selling the laptop
100% stolen, Apple is many things but bad customer service is not one of them. If you can provide proof of purchase, they will reset it for you.
I saw the MacBook one day for £300. The guy says on the listing it's his email and password on his phone though
Too hot to handle. Why buy a grand larceny charge?
It's £300. At that price, a MacBook is within the price range it should beat.
That story is suspect as hell. I may would lose it but I’d beta $100 that it’s stolen.
Any way to reset it? You can replace them Emory chip on an iphone to get rid of icloud lock. Will that work on a MacBook? Usually you'd only see 2015 shape MacBooks at this price.
If it’s in the price range a Mac should be at, just buy one that isn’t locked and you don’t have to deal with trying to figure any of that mess out.
They cllost more like £700.... And a new one is £950
Oh I thought you said it was in the legit price range it should be at. Doesn’t seem fishy at all. I’m not smart enough to know how to work around it but maybe you can find someone who is.
This sounds like BS. Apple should be able to reset MFA in case the user gets a different phone number.
Granted, this isn't the place to ask. This is a sub for PCs, this generally meaning windows and Linux machines. Macs don't really qualify.
No it seems highly likely they would do this. Without any proof of purchase or original phone number to verify the code how are they to determine if it's a legitimate purchase or stolen property?
Because the person has access to the account??? This is standard practice for accounts involving MFA. If you have access to the account and a way to prove that ownership (payment details, billing address, password change history) they should disable MFA. The phone number should not be laptop bound.
Macs ARE PC's... Even though apple pretends they aren't. By putting Macs in their own category, your playing into apple's marketing devices
Imo, they're welcome to those marketing devices; along with their outdated hardware, resistance to a user's right to repair, and their overpriced everything.
What's that, Apple? You don't want to be classified as a PC? Congratulations, you finally sold me on something.