I detest Apple but I think they have a point here. If you buy an iPad, you get ownership and the right to transfer the ownership of that iPad. However, when you buy an app, you buy a personal right to use the app. This right is not transferable. If it was, there would be a lively secondary market in apps. The fact that the owner dies does not make the apps transferable either. I assume the will only mentions transference of ownership of the iPad (which is valid) and maybe the apps (which is invalid). If the will doesn't mention other data, they will need a court order. Apple just wants to protect itself but as usual does it in their own arrogant and insensitive way.