A Victoria woman has been told by Apple that she needs a court order to retrieve her deceased husband’s Apple ID password.
All because 72-year-old Peggy Bush wanted to do was play some games on her iPad. She is outraged, saying she can get all kinds of benefits through the government but cannot get a password from Apple without going to court.
Peggy’s husband, David Bush, died last August of lung cancer and the couple owned an iPad and Apple computer. She knew login code for the iPad but not the Apple password, and would have to repurchase her applications if she started a new Apple account.
Should Apple give this widow her husband’s password, or is Apple within their rights to hold that information? Is Apple following their privacy rules a little too carefully in this case?