Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 21:47 UTC
Apple So, I kind of mocked this story yesterday, but today an interesting twist has emerged which puts the story in an entirely different light. This week, CNet reported a story about how Apple is working with the San Francisco Police Department to retrieve a lost iPhone 5 prototype. The police and Apple apparently traced the phone to someone's house, and showed up on his doorstep, threatening him and his family. The only problem - the SFPD has no record of any house search or of the case in general - raising the question whether Apple employees falsely impersonated the SFPD, which happens to be a serious crime in California. Update: While I was busy sleeping, the story changed a little bit, but it's still far too shady. After conferring with Apple, the SFPD now states four police officers were involved, and that only the two Apple employees entered Calderon's house. However, Calderon had no idea these two were private non-police people, since he claims they did not identify themselves as Apple employees. Had he known, he would not have let them search his house. So, update or no, Apple employees still impersonated police officers, and issued threats to intimidate Calderon into letting them search his house - without a warrant. I don't understand how people can just accept this sort of behaviour. Don't you have rights in the US? Update II: Perfect summary.
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Both because I hate the god damn company and their disgusting, self-righteous, locked-down ways, and I'd like to stop hearing about the assholes for a change...

I honestly couldn't give a rat's ass less about Apple, though I wish them the worst, and hope that one day they're not in the news so f***ing much... of course, that would require them to stop being douchebags, and what are the chances of that ever happening?

Yeah, I know this post is going to be modded to hell and back. But that doesn't change the fact that as far as I'm concerned, hell is exactly where Apple can go for all I care.

Edited 2011-09-02 23:22 UTC

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UltraZelda64 Member since:

Very true. I just don't get what his fascination with Apple is. I think we all get it by now (except for the many clueless Apple fans out there), they're the equivalent of Microsoft just a decade (or less) ago when it comes to disgusting business (and legal) practices. Does anyone really care any more? Just boycott their damn products! Easy for me to do, considering I never bought a single Apple product in my life and therefore never had the chance to be locked into it or their furious OS update release cycle ($$$).

Hopefully Steve Jobs' successor runs the business into the ground. I've been waiting for him to quit and the company to eventually start its inevitable downward fall.

Edited 2011-09-02 23:36 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

only because it involves Apple.


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JAlexoid Member since:

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with tech

Are you one of those people that think that tech is isolated from the rest of the world? Politics do have an effect on tech. Law does affect tech. And since tech is everywhere today, a lot of things have an affect on tech...

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Lennie Member since:

It would be easier to only report on the technology, if the technology companies only did technology.

I have no idea what they are doing now, it has nothing to do with technology.

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