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Apple Considers iPhone 4G Prototype Stolen, Not Lost

Apple Considers iPhone 4G Prototype Stolen, Not Lost

Posted April 19, 2010 at 12:40pm by iClarified
Apple considers the iPhone 4G prototype being showcased around the web to be stolen property, not a lost device, according to Daring Fireball.

The new owner of the device said it was found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside an iPhone 3G case; however, this information can't really be confirmed.

In Gizmodo's hands-on report they note that Gruber said the device was reported lost and Apple wants it back. That isn't technically correct as Gruber makes clear...

Note that I did not use the word “lost”. It is my understanding that Apple considers this unit stolen, not lost. And as for the “someone(s)” who “found” it, I believe it is disingenuous for Gizmodo to play coy, as though they don’t know who the someones are.

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FrogTastic - April 22, 2010 at 4:20pm
This is all just Apple marketing hype!
Enrico - April 19, 2010 at 4:57pm
Of course it was stolen.. That's always Apple's approach these days. Sue, threaten, bully and obstruct.
Enrico - April 20, 2010 at 10:39am
Don't worry fanboy-- I didn't say you weren't extra cool with ur new iPad in your hand (only that you'd be cooler once you know what to do with it). ;)
DigiHead - April 20, 2010 at 8:21pm
may be you can help me to find out what to do with all apple stuff i have for ages? i mean just before you'll drink your poison! :D:D:D:D
Jay - April 19, 2010 at 4:48pm
Well Apple, its a little late now. The secret is out and all over the web. Maybe you should of reported it stolen about 20 minutes after it being lost. Ever think of that?
Ricekake - April 19, 2010 at 8:02pm
Could be worse. Imagine it being put on craigslist and they had to buy it back. Lol.
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