Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 23:08 UTC
Legal A few days ago, technology blog Valleywag's launched its Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt, a sort-of contest in which people with evidence of the existence of Apple's much-rumoured tablet could win large sums of money. Apple apparently wasn't amused, as the company resorted to its usual tactic whenever it doesn't like something in the press: litigation, litigation, litigation.
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RE: You understood - stollen?
by jabbotts on Fri 15th Jan 2010 19:58 UTC in reply to "You understood wrongly, guys..."
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If the device is to the point where a unit could be taken from the development team then it would still hit market before the offendor could duplicate it and bring it to market. If such a competitor was able to duplicate the device, I'd think it would be pretty obvious and one heck of a settlement paid back to Apple.

This is more likely Apple wanting to stop the more accurate rumors and leaked shots from hitting the web before they can give it the Steve Jobs "oh.. one other thing.." <cue fanfare music and next powerpoint slide>

I can understand the company not wanting to be beaten to the announcement if such a device is coming. The issue shouldn't be with a reporter with no NDA obligations to the company though. It should be with any such staffer who signed an NDA and then leaked the information to that or any other reporter.

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