Apple has said it will not repair iPhones that have been reported missing or stolen.
Apple has sent an internal memo to Apple Store employees and Authorized Service Providers. It has asked them to check if an iPhone sent in for repairs has been reported as stolen before accepting the request.
Apple will use the GSMA Device Registry database to determine if an iPhone has been reported as lost or stolen. If the results suggest that the iPhone has been reported as lost or stolen then the Apple technicians must reject the repair request.
Until now, Apple has denied repairs and replacements for devices that had the Find My feature enabled. Now, even if the Find My feature is not enabled but the iPhone is reported as stolen, Apple will not accept any repair or replacement requests.