A mourning father has been told by Apple he must seek a court order to obtain his murdered son’s photos from his Macbook.
Colin Hehir, from Warwickshire, provided the tech giant with death and probate certificates but was told he must go down the legal route, reports BBC News.
His son, Morgan, was stabbed with a steak knife as he walked through a street in Nuneaton last Halloween.
Colin told the BBC that Apple should help people under these circumstances.
He said: ‘Morgan owns the computer and it’s Morgan’s data. [But] Apple controls the access to Morgan’s data, even though they don’t own his computer or have privilege to his data.’
An Apple spokesman said in the absence of permission for third party access to Morgan’s account, it would be inappropriate for Apple to make that decision.