Losing a loved one is hard enough without feeling like Apple is fighting you. Here’s what you can about someone’s iPhone, their iTunes content, and that Family Sharing you all rely on when a loved one dies.
No question. When someone dies, Apple should hand over all of the content — iCloud data, iTunes movies, apps — to their next of kin or whoever is listed in the will. You can be sure that even Apple thinks that, but thinking it is not the same as being able to do it.