“An Italian father has reportedly written to Apple CEO Tim Cook, pleading for help to unlock his dead 13-year-old son’s iPhone 6 so that he can retrieve the photos stored on it.,” Cyrus Farivar reports for Ars Technica. “‘I cannot give up. Having lost my [son] Dama, I will fight to have the last two months of photos, thoughts and words which are held hostage in his phone,’ Leonardo Fabbretti wrote in the March 21 letter, which was quoted Wednesday by Agence France Presse.”
“Since iOS 8, Apple has said that it has engineered its phones such that the company cannot access data held on a phone without the passcode,” Farivar reports. “According to the AFP, Fabbretti’s son Dama was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2013, and he passed away in September 2015.”
Farivar reports, “Fabbretti said that he has contacted Apple tech support, which told him they were sorry for his plight but lamented that there was nothing they could do.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We are sorry for Fabbretti’s loss, but, obviously, the photos and anything else considered of value should have been backed up.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]