Grandfather scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes scam

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There's still a lot of money left in iOS devices.
Police say they want to stop others being scammed in the same way.
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An almost 90-year-old grandfather was recently scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes vouchers, police detectives have revealed.

Calling the scam artists “the lowest of the low,” Detective Mike Oakley says that the victim received a call on May 3 from a person pretending to be his grandson and saying they had been involved in a serious car accident during a vacation in Florida.

Asked for iTunes gift cards to pay IRS bill? Yep, that’s a scam

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Crazily enough, you can't pay your taxes in iTunes gift cards.
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Florida police in Port St. Lucie are warning people of a new scam that asks for iTunes vouchers as payment for money apparently owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

While such a thing sounds like something no-one would fall for, it has already apparently duped one unfortunate man into buying an iTunes card worth $2,300 at his local Target store.

Apple yanks iOS 9.3.2 update for iPad Pro due to bricking issue

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Your 9.7-inch iPad Pro is safe for now, but stuck on iOS 9.3.1.
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Apple has pulled its latest iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro due to a mysterious bug that has bricked some devices. “Error 56” asked users to plug their tablets into iTunes, but many found that this didn’t resolve the issue.