Apple locked me out of its walled garden. It was a nightmare

Luke Kurtis, Quartz:

A few months ago, I purchased an iTunes gift card off of a popular discount website.


About a week after I redeemed the gift card, I noticed my iTunes account wasn’t working. When I tried to log in, it said my account was locked. I searched online for help, but I couldn’t find a solution. I called up Apple support.

And that’s the beginning of a two month journey. Fascinating read, especially if you consider the personal impact of being locked out of your Apple ID for two months.