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April 30, 2010

Apple gone wild??

Filed under: Uncategorized — ktetaichinh @ 1:55 am
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Aight so I just found out (after 3 days) that the reporter Jason Chen who was writing articles on the lost iPhone (which he purchased for $5,000) just got his home razed!!! By the (Apple) Police!! Dang, talking about freedom of speech right there.

The story is that he was chilling with his wife having 1 of those romantic dates. After that they came back home only to find out the police was BROKE through the front door and seizing his properties. He kinda expected this and didn’t flip out or anything. But I mean this is pretty crazy how Apple handled the situation of a leaked prototype, which was their fault in the beginning. In case you don’t know, the one who found iPhone 4G was trying to give it back to Apple by calling Customer Service but of course they are not aware of such product so he just received a ticket number instead.

Jason Chen Search WarrantJason Chen Search Warrant

I guess Apple was making sure that he didn’t uncover any trade secrets from the phone that he didn’t publish, but this is a bit too much. You can see the details right here. Honestly I feel really bad for the guys, he lost like 4 computers and 2 servers and a whole bunch of other stuff. Bad Apple!!

Jon Stewart: Apple’s being ‘appholes’ over lost iPhone

iphone 3gs comparison Jon Stewart: Apples being appholes over lost  iPhone
You know the next iPhone is a big story when it catches the attention of Jon Stewart.

During his popular show on Comedy Central, the host ripped into Apple (NSDQ: AAPL)’s reactions to the lost iPhone prototype. Specifically, he called out the company for supposedly initiating the police investigation that led to a whole lot of drama including the cops raiding a blogger’s house and Apple’s private security reportedly trying to search a man’s house.

“Apple, you guys were the rebels, man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But, now, are you becoming the man?” Stewart said. “It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) was supposed to be the evil one. But now, you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes!”

You can watch the clip in its entirety below and it’s something good to view. This whole issue is far more complicated than it’s being made out to be, though and I’m having trouble trying to pick a clear winner. The scumbag who “found” the iPhone was definitely looking to make a quick buck and if Apple considered the phone to be stolen, then there’s nothing wrong with law enforcement carrying out a criminal investigation to determine if any laws have been broken. The weird stuff is how the police carried out the raid and how Apple’s private security team tried to allegedly flex its muscles outside of Apple’s campus.

As for the battle between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, I think it’s clear who won: Jobs will go down as one of the greatest tech inventors of all time while Gates’ philanthropic achievements will make him one of the greatest men of all time.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Appholes
www.thedailyshow.com
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