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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by zanza, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. zanza

    zanza Well-Known Member
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  2. Rubik76

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    Is there more known about this story? From what I can tell, maybe he violated an NDA related the the iPhone 4G or something?
     
  3. zanza

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    um, I'm not sure, all I can say really is that we all heard about the iPhone 4g that was "lost at a bar" last week and gizmodo bought the device from the person who found it, and posted the pictures up on the internet.
     
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    Can anyone see Steve Jobs throwing a fit in his office al a Hitler in Inglorious Basterds over this leak?


    "NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!!! Zhey can't have my iPhone!!"
     
  5. FrozenIpaq

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    There's a lot more to this story....

    Also don't think this would be the proper section in the forum to put a thread.
     
  6. onlinebrad

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    Unless I am mistaken he purchased stolen goods. It is not a case of finders keepers..
     
  7. jonhapimp

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    I don't see anything "incredible" written in this thread
     
  8. dvdivx

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    They also took his Iphone - good news though is the Incredible is out on the 29th so now he can get a decent replacement.
     
  9. load97

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    Sorta is. He (presumably) bought a phone that is not out yet, so know way to know if it really was Apples or some (good)imitation one untill it was taken apart/in his hands etc. Obviously a risky deal just knowing how Apple is.

    Oh'well, So whats new with the Incredible?
     
  10. Flaring Afro

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    It's not stolen. It was FOUND. Therefore, the person who left it is the true owner but the person who found it has rights to it only under the true rightful owner (if the rightful owner asks for it he must give it back). If the rightful owner is not known (he didn't see the person leave it), he could do what he wants with it until the owner comes to him. So he sold it.

    The editor did nothing illegal because it was not a stolen item, but a LOST one, I think.

    Wow, my business law class came in handy.
     
  11. QrafTee

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    Publicity stunt gone wild.
     
  12. FrozenIpaq

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    The problem though comes when they sell the phone I believe
     
  13. varaonaid

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    Hilarious...this really made me chuckle!
     
  14. varaonaid

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    OK, so this isn't really Incredible news but I am surprised at how much Steve Jobs seems to be flipping out these days. He isn't coming across as very "stable".
     
  15. Scooter70

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    I think they're probably trying to find the identity of the person who found and then sold the phone to Gizmodo. That is the person who (presumably) sold property that they knew wasn't theirs and most likely knew that it was missing and that Apple would want it back. Instead of trying to return it, he sold it when he figured out what it was.
     
  16. load97

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    According to other articles on Gizmodo's site, the original (person who did find it) did call Apple and has proof of the call it appears. Go to Gizmodo and read up.
     
  17. Iam918

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    Doesn't matter. As a journalist per California law (bloggers are journalists) and per Federal law it is illegal to seize their posessions.

    Expert: Invalid Warrant Used in Raid on iPhone Reporter
     
  18. nickacs

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    LOL love it.. serves the numbnut right... hahaha.. busted mofo
     
  19. Scooter70

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    I read that he tried. Obviously not very hard. Once he figured out what it was, he sold it to the highest bidder. At the end of the day, he sold something that didn't belong to him.
     
  20. load97

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    How hard you want it?
     
  21. load97

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    ^^^LOL. Thats just bad, but to good to pass up.
     
  22. load97

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    ^^^Ughh, that almost sounds bad as well...
     
  23. yojoe600

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    u are right sir and my 2 years of college business law agree with you :)

    omg and i have a final in that class on Thursday when the incredible is released... i hope i find time for my studying
     
  24. jwm2

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    It looks like the feds and apple are barking up the wrong tree. The media fall out from this tomorrow is going to make apple wish they had never picked the fight in the first place. This is going to put a black eye on apple and the feds and all raids of this type from here on out. Most of them aren't quite so publicized, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this one will be. The media coverage on the device and gizmodo was amazing, never have i seen an item/product or anything get so much attention from the world, national and local media. Right now steve jobs is checking into the local hospital with an ultzer, if not he will be by the end of the day tomorrow. I should send jason chen an email, i actually have a working relationship with him and he's helped my company in the past. I just don't know exactly what i'd say about something like this and i'm sure he's got enough email at the moment, heh.
     
  25. asuwookie

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    I don't mean to be a jerk...but if I wanted to read about the Iphone I would be on the Iphone blogs. Can a mod. move this discussion to the appropriate area or are we going to continue to give Apple publicity in the middle of discussions about the Incredible?
     
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