How the cops cracked the case of the missing fourth-generation prototype, step by step
Here's what we know now that we didn't know before the court released a San Mateo detective's 10-page sworn statement of facts:
The Daily Show host blasts Apple for Big Brother tactics in the lost iPhone case
You know a story has turned a corner when Jon Stewart takes it on, as he did Wednesday night with the case of the lost iPhone prototype.
The satirical host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show devotes nearly nine minutes to the saga. He gets a few facts wrong and glosses over the possibility that crimes were MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2010 6:50 AM ET
Cops break open front door and seize computers in investigation of lost iPhone prototype
It looks like the police are taking this pretty seriously.
Armed with a search warrant, members of California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team broke into a private home Friday night and seized computers and other electronic equipment, according to a report posted Monday on Gizmodo.
The home belonged to Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor who published photographs and videos MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 26, 2010 5:37 PM ET
Santa Clara police are reported to be investigating the purchase of a top-secret prototype
Is somebody going to go to jail?
According to a CNET report posted Friday, police in Silicon Valley are investigating the sale of an iPhone prototype that was accidentally left in a bar by an Apple (AAPL) engineer and purchased by a gadget website for $5,000.
The purpose of the investigation, according to CNET's source, an unnamed law-enforcement official, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 23, 2010 5:34 PM ET
The tale of the lost prototype is now a late-night comedy joke -- and not a very funny one
David Letterman, with great reluctance, used the story of Apple's (AAPL) misplaced iPhone as fodder for his top 10 list Wednesday night.
"Frankly I'm a little sick -- fed up -- with the Apple people," he begins. "Because, first of all, nobody's got any money. And second of all, would we need it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 22, 2010 9:54 AM ET
The end of the cloak-and-dagger tale of a lost or stolen prototype
Now that most of the pieces are in place, the story turns out to be pretty straightforward.
On March 18, a young Apple (AAPL) engineer had a few too many drinks at a beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., and left his cellphone behind on a bar stool. A customer picked it up, saw that it looked like an iPhone, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 20, 2010 7:05 AM ET
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