Apple has made great progress over the years in protecting its customers against two big risks: theft of their Apple devices, and exposure of their personal data.
Activation Lock was introduced in 2013 and made it impossible for a thief to restore an iPhone or iPad to factory settings without the Apple ID credentials of its owner, or proof of purchase. Apple’s T2 chip did the same job for Macs as of 2018.
But while that’s great for protecting data, and making Apple devices far less appealing targets to thieves, there is a big downside …
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