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image thumb110 The Raid On Gizmodo For The Stolen iPhone – What Could This Mean For Bloggers

We are all aware of what has been happening in the last couple of weeks, other than Facebook of course. Apple’s engineer lost what is potentially dubbed as the next generation of iPhone [iPhone 4G], how Gizmodo got its hands on it and had the Web stirring with its videos, photos, etc. And the latest news of police raiding Jason Chen’s house and confiscating his property. Obviously his house wasn’t raided because he is a part of some criminal organization, but Apple is the one who is watching all this and made this happen.

We all know that the gadget was forgotten by the engineer who had himself drunk at a party in some pub, the phone was later found by a person who tried to call in Apple and report a stolen device. Getting no response from the customer support he found his way to Gizmodo where the devil’s advocate purchased the device for $5,000. A huge sum that paid off well not just to Gizmodo, but to Apple’s new product. Oh yes, it definitely put a dent on Apple’s reputation of keeping its products a secret till WWDC and its magic time of revelation at 09:41. But I am really glad it happened, systems got to break and Apple has had it going for quite a long time.

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image thumb105 Apple’s Leaked iPhone 4G Costs Gizmodo $5,000, A Police Raid, 4 Computers And 2 Servers [Legal Issue]

This is breaking indeed! After Gizmodo got its hands on the next generation of the iPhone for $5,000 and had Apple falling head over heels with its age old reputation of keeping its devices/gadgets a top secret, the story takes a nasty turn. Jason Chen, the editor at Gizmodo had his house raided by the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team in California to follow the investigation over how the phone got to them and more importantly why they wont hand it over to Apple.

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