The Apple Genius Bar Now Requires Apple IDs To Thwart Scammers

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Back in July, it was reported that scalpers in China snagged up Apple Genius Bar appointments in the masses and then re-sold them on the black market.  Apple has found a way to prevent this from hindering the scalpers from doing this again.

Apple is now requiring everyone to use their Apple ID to make a Genius Bar appointment.

In the past, there was no log-in required.  All you had to do was go to the Apple Genius Bar reservation system, enter the store, enter the date, and pick the times.