Not too long ago we got here throughout a narrative the place a person going by the identify of Dustin Curtis reported that his Apple ID was held “hostage” over a missed Apple Card payment, or at the least that’s what it felt like as a result of the timing appeared to be moderately coincidental. This led us to imagine that missed Apple Card funds may doubtlessly lead to Apple disabling your Apple ID.
This was a bit scary and a few like Curtis questioned the legality of it. Nonetheless, the excellent news is that this isn’t what Apple does. The corporate has since come ahead and confirmed that no, they won’t maintain your Apple ID hostage over missed Apple Card funds. As to why this may need occurred to Curtis, it appears that evidently there was a misunderstanding.
Curtis was apparently making an attempt to trade-in his outdated Mac pc for a brand new one. Apple usually offers clients 14 days to finish the transaction which includes sending the outdated pc to Apple. Nonetheless, it appears that evidently for no matter motive, the trade-in course of didn’t undergo and was left unresolved, which led to Apple pondering that that they had not acquired Curtis’s traded-in pc, which then led to them disabling his Apple ID.
The truth that this lined up so properly with the timing of his missed Apple Card cost actually didn’t assist, however both method, Curtis did ultimately get his Apple ID restored and hopefully he additionally managed to resolve this trade-in situation with Apple as effectively.