Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 22:10 UTC
Legal We haven't discussed the lost iPhone 4G from Apple for a while now, mostly because there was nothing new to report. Now that the 10-page search warrant affidavit has been made available to the public, we finally have a much more complete picture of what exactly went down.
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O.K.
by Tuishimi on Fri 14th May 2010 22:36 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's get one thing straight: the epic fail that enabled all this lies with Apple, and Apple alone. They decided to allow prototypes to leave the premises

While I disagree with you about most of your opinion in this case, I fully agree with you on this. STUPID. VERY VERY STUPID.

at which point they cease to be trade secrets

No. And no I don't think common sense dictates that either.

I found the response from the police completely out of proportion

Lam refused to do so unless Apple provided them with a written confirmation the the phone was indeed the real thing

He then told his room mate Katherine Martinson he found the phone, and was trying to offer it to various news outlets for a sum of money.

Hogan and another room mate, Thomas Warner, were busy hiding evidence... as far as destroying evidence goes

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I think the police response was fine.

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RE: O.K.
by Macrat on Fri 14th May 2010 23:06 in reply to "O.K."
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

"Let's get one thing straight: the epic fail that enabled all this lies with Apple, and Apple alone. They decided to allow prototypes to leave the premises


While I disagree with you about most of your opinion in this case, I fully agree with you on this. STUPID. VERY VERY STUPID.
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How do you propose testing a device in the field on different cell tower connections without the prototype leaving the campus?

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RE[2]: O.K.
by Tuishimi on Fri 14th May 2010 23:11 in reply to "RE: O.K."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

You test the components internally and use equipment to simulate interference, moderate the signal strength, etc.

All of this should, technically, be able to be tested in a laboratory.

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