Dad Writes Emotional Plea To Apple To Unlock Dead Son’s iPhone


An Italian Father whose son died in September 2013 from bone cancer has pleaded Apple to unlock his dead sons phone.

Italian architect, Leonardo Fabbretti, wrote to the technology giant in the hope that they will open his sons iPhone so he can retrieve numerous sentimental photos stored on it.

According to The Guardian, if Apple refuse to help Leonardo out, an Israeli mobile group will jump on-board his request, following the rumour that they helped the FBI to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino shooters.

Leonardo’s son, Dama, was adopted from Ethiopia in 2007 but just a few years later he was diagnosed with bone cancer having been involved in a skiing accident.

LeonardoFacebook / Leonardo Fabbretti

Numerous operations and rounds of chemotherapy failed to save Dama, who sadly passed away in September of that year aged just 13.

In the letter Leonardo writes:

I cannot give up. Having lost my Dama, I will fight to have the last two months of photos, thoughts and words which are held hostage in his phone.

I think what’s happened should make you think about the privacy policy adopted by your company. Although I share your philosophy in general, I think Apple should offer solutions for exceptional cases like mine.

He added that if the Californian based company refused to meet his demands they should at least make a charitable donation to Ethiopia.