A man named Dustin Curtis reportedly had his Apple account “taken hostage” after he failed to pay an Apple Card payment. If this were the case, then it would be a terrible abuse of power from Apple by placing users in debt then holding their Apple ID as collateral.
An avoidable chain of events associated with device payments, missed emails, and unreturned trade-ins led to one Twitter user’s Apple ID being disabled because Apple couldn’t collect funds due — and it didn’t matter that it was associated with an Apple Card. Here’s what you can do to stop this from happening to you, and what Apple says about the matter.
If you don’t pay for your new Apple product, Apple will make it functionally useless