Apple strikes back - the police searches Gizmodo editor's house

27 April, 2010
We are sure all of you are already familiar with the tale of the lost and found iPhone 4G prototype. It seems Apple won't give up until "justice" is served to all, whose hands touched the device, despite the...

Sort by:

  • Anonymous

Apple didnt want to break into this guys house! All they did was file a suit, the police are the ones that broke in.

  • Ashley

i just wanna say this:
if it wasn't true (that apple had a new phone coming out) it wouldn't bother them this much, but think of how apple feels lol
its like just finding out ur pregnant, u tell one person, they tell the whole world, and u loose ur baby. buying the prototype is just buying a problem. apple, however, are wrong for turning that person away, if they wanted the prototype so badly why do that?

  • Anonymous

David, 27 Apr 2010Can i call the police for all the money Appstore stole from my s... moreYou don't. You must be under the illusion that justice is for all. It isn't. Get a few billion dollars in your bank account and you'll start having some rights.

  • Anonymous

DeadSouL, 27 Apr 2010To you people saying that the phone is stolen your just as stupi... moreNo mate, this the USA, where the validity of the law depends on the size of your bank account, just like pretty much everything else.

  • Anonymous

Wow. So the leaked iPhone was really real? Cool.

  • Anonymous

Steve Jobs must be one of the greatest assholes in the industry. He is a control freak who treats his employees and everyone in general like garbage. This is just one of his pathetic little vendettas. But as long as some spoiled rich kids get their new toy, hey, who cares!? This is what the world has come to.

  • DeadSouL

To you people saying that the phone is stolen your just as stupid as apple. I know you never happen across something that wasn't yours and piked it up, or download something you didn't pay for. This is ridiculous and for a SWAT team to buss down a journalist door for "stolen" property which isn't "stolen" because APPLE IS IN POSSESSION of said stolen device!!! What is this? Cuba or Israel?

  • David

Can i call the police for all the money Appstore stole from my sister by permitting false marketing and selling apps that don't do what they are supposed to and doesn't work?? How do we get money back from that? How do we get back the money that Appstore stole from us?

  • Anonymous

That goes to show all of you that buy apple products. Look what kind of company you are supporting. Ruthless, and doesn't care about anyone. They got the phone back, why are they busting down people's doors and ripping apart the property?

  • Anonymous

angel, 27 Apr 2010why? he was interested to see how/if Apple will react to this, h... morea bit far fetched but certainly possible

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Apr 2010he TRIED to give it back how can you not understand that?!?!?1He says he called Apple, yeah sure, so why didn't he hand it in to the police so they can find the rightful owner?

To not do so is stealing.

He sold stolen property to Gizmodo.

Gizmodo bought property they knew was stolen AND did so very publicly.

  • angel

what I want to say, that police in US would never break to your house without very very seriuous reasons, and if they did this - they had very seriuous reasons.

  • angel

Anonymous, 27 Apr 2010if the guy stole it at the bar why would he try to give it back ... morewhy? he was interested to see how/if Apple will react to this, he wanted to know if he has a new unreleased iPhone

  • Anonymous

David, 27 Apr 2010Seriously, what planet are you from? I know that you are a huge ... moreThe correct thing to do is hand it in over the bar or hand it in to the Police.

To sell it is stealing, it's something that didn't belong to the person who sold it so it becomes stolen property.

To buy stolen property is a crime.

The job of the Police is to investigate crimes.

The idiots at Gizmodo blatantly showed off the stolen phone that they had obtained illegally, what are the police supposed to do when a criminal act is committed right in front of them.

  • Anonymous

angel, 27 Apr 2010to be honest, I don't believe that Apple engineer could lose iPh... moreif the guy stole it at the bar why would he try to give it back to apple

  • angel

P.S. and the phone is of great value, still a secret of the company (Apple), not just a phone:)

  • Jim

Thanks to these dimwits, you guys are gonna have to wait several more months now before the iPhone 4G is available. Why?

Cos Apple will have to scrap the current design and redesign everything thanks to some asswipes who think its funny to play around. Even to the extend of posting it on Youtube.

  • angel

to be honest, I don't believe that Apple engineer could lose iPhone 4G at the bar or whatever, probably this phone was stolen from him at that bar...
and now under criminal law here it goes.

Police has information that Gizmodo guy has a stolen phone, and therefore acts accordingly.

  • Anonymous

orange, 27 Apr 2010i'm not going to say anything bad against Steve jobs or Apple. ... morean overheating macbook pro lol

  • Anonymous

he TRIED to give it back how can you not understand that?!?!?1