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Apple iPhone 4.0 Fiasco


May 3 2010, 01:35 AM (Post #1)
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Check this out: http://www.newsweek.com/id/237186

What do you think of Apple's handling of the iPhone 4 fiasco?
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May 3 2010, 05:04 AM (Post #2)
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I think they should have hired Tony Soprano to whack him. Police are way too public. Or they coulda had the police tear down the doors instead of writing the letter.
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May 3 2010, 06:09 PM (Post #3)
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What the kid did was simply illegal. If you obtain something which clearly and obviously belongs to someone else and don't attempt to return it, that's stealing. if you attempt to sell it to someone else, well now you're in the 'black market.' Send a message. If I were a prosecutor, I'd push for at least a few charges and the maximum possible penalty (probably a few years in prison, at least).

Apple did the right thing. I know some think they're just doing it for the publicity, but I really think it's kinda the opposite. They didn't want people to see this phone/prototype/whatever it is.
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May 3 2010, 06:51 PM (Post #4)
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If someone loses something, it's free game. That's my opinion. Finders keepers......whatever.....
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May 4 2010, 05:17 AM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Magic Man @ May 3 2010, 01:51 PM)
If someone loses something, it's free game.  That's my opinion.  Finders keepers......whatever.....
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The journalist was fine i think. The guy who sold stolen property should be in trouble imo.
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May 4 2010, 01:10 PM (Post #6)
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QUOTE (AWESOM-O @ May 4 2010, 12:17 AM)
The journalist was fine i think. The guy who sold stolen property should be in trouble imo.
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Purchasing obviously stolen property (why would he be willing to pay 5,000$ unless he knew it wasn't supposed to be out) is just as bad, or worse, than keeping it when you find it in the first place.

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May 4 2010, 03:11 PM (Post #7)
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QUOTE (Jumpin' Jodi Gajadar @ May 4 2010, 08:10 AM)
Purchasing obviously stolen property (why would he be willing to pay 5,000$ unless he knew it wasn't supposed to be out) is just as bad, or worse, than keeping it when you find it in the first place.

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Yea, it was illegal, but why point out the obvious? The device was returned, and then the police came to confiscate the man's house? Not to push the button, but that seems like a bit much.
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May 4 2010, 04:09 PM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (Simply Fabulous @ May 4 2010, 07:11 AM)
Yea, it was illegal, but why point out the obvious? The device was returned, and then the police came to confiscate the man's house? Not to push the button, but that seems like a bit much.
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Exactly. I can understand pressing charges against his possession of a stolen good—but why break into his house, without even a notice, when the iphone has been returned?
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May 5 2010, 04:50 AM (Post #9)
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So much gray area here....
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May 5 2010, 05:22 AM (Post #10)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ May 4 2010, 11:09 AM)
Exactly. I can understand pressing charges against his possession of a stolen good—but why break into his house, without even a notice, when the iphone has been returned?
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I don't think executing a search warrant is equivalent to "breaking into his house."
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May 5 2010, 05:24 AM (Post #11)
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QUOTE (Simply Fabulous @ May 4 2010, 10:11 AM)
Yea, it was illegal, but why point out the obvious? The device was returned, and then the police came to confiscate the man's house? Not to push the button, but that seems like a bit much.
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And...

In civilized society, simply returning stolen property doesn't mean you get away with it and avoid investigation.
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May 5 2010, 06:58 AM (Post #12)
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QUOTE (Jumpin' Jodi Gajadar @ May 4 2010, 09:22 PM)
I don't think executing a search warrant is equivalent to "breaking into his house."
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But breaking down his door to force entry into his house without a notice of any sort isn't "breaking into his house"?
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May 5 2010, 06:44 PM (Post #13)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ May 5 2010, 01:58 AM)
But breaking down his door to force entry into his house without a notice of any sort isn't "breaking into his house"?
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I'd like to contend that it wasn't stolen, it was lost. Wouldn't it be the fault of the drunkard who lost it?
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May 8 2010, 03:58 AM (Post #14)
Well why can't we do the shuffle?!
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I would say so.
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