We’ve just opened the box for the iPhone 6 here at Geek Scot and after trying to set it up, it has asked us to enter the password for an Apple account that is not ours. We’re certain that the phone hasn’t been used by anyone before us as we had to remove all the cellophane wrappers from the box as well as the phone itself.
The issue first appeared after we signed in to our own Apple account to restore a previous backup from an iPhone 4s. The system then believe it requires the password to this account for purchases in the iCloud backup made by another Apple account however the email address shown is not one that we own.
We’ve tried emailing the address to confirm that it’s definitely not someone we know but we got a delivery error. For the time being, this particular email seems dead but that’s not to say that others aren’t.
In the mean time, we’ll have a proper hands on review of the iPhone 6 once we’ve had a good play with it.