Apple security team members might have searched home for missing iPhone 5 prototype, not police
0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2011, 14:42 posted on
SFWeekly went further with its investigation, and it turns out that two members of Apple's security team (possibly the same one that deals with counterfeits) were the actual people on the ground that searched the house...
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54. E.N. (Posts: 2486; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
And they met with the resident before-hand! What's the problem?
61. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
All comapnies get there products from abused chinese workers. You just point your finger finger to someone else and say look its them not us. I admit its a problem fir apple but also for everyone else to. This is why these type of things happen is because people like you just blame everyone else and cant admit it whats happening in your backyard.
76. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you say everyone else has the same problems but yet i never hear of google, samsung, htc, and the rest having these types of issues. Just because its made in china doesnt mean all chinese workers work under the same conditions.
85. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what is your point exactly? im still waiting on proof that everyone else is as bad as apple btw.
27. cncrim (Posts: 615; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I agree ...... Apple is not that crazy to personating as police, this kind of behavior will be put them in a bigger mess than patent infrigent if they do.
25. HiPhone (unregistered)
Yes the Police were there, but did the Apple Security team id themselves
as not being police? I doubt it is Apple policy, but I bet the former cop just
took it too far.
With Apples recent history, do they deserve the benefit of the doubt??
28. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
If you dont want to give apple the benifit of the doubt then how about the police report?
39. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
apple this is low...
next time you people buy apple products you get an anal probe
43. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
then shut it! don't judge me either
If apple really really really really value that phone they should have tighter control over it. And happening for the second time is purely negligence on their part and let not others take fault on this. They should stop this non sense and count their losses
44. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
This hole thing sounds fishy. We dont know whats really going on. Back to the anal probing. Haha i always wanted to say that :).
45. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
well they are building a space ship campus all the pieces are starting to fit together :D
49. Steve Dojobs (unregistered)
I think (as my opinion) is a all Apple propaganda try to make the Iphone 5 a best seller as what happened to Iphone 4 previously.
57. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
The guy should have asked for a search warrant and since they didn't have one he should have said "come back when you do". The idiot let them in. Water under the bridge now. And they still didn't find the phone.
66. Officer Bob (unregistered)
Totally out of my ars but IMHO (based off past dealings with crony militant organizations like USN and police dept's) - It was hushed because a member of the Apple Security team had a buddy he leveraged to scare someone into allowing the search..
I imagine if you examine the law, it's not illegal if the home owner provides permission.
So, 4 people flash a badge (two are Apple security badges), and only two people identify themselves as SF PD. Certainly would lead anyone to believe they were all SF PD. No witnesses for the defense except the one guy who's word against 2 upstanding officers and 2 upstanding clean cut corporate guys...of course they will all say the home owner gave us explicit permission to search.
67. rick (unregistered)
HEY STEVE JOBS and all of APPLE!
HOPE THE CANCER EATS YOUR HEART OUT AND YOU SUFFER. YOUR A PIECE OF s**t AND THIS GOES TO SHOW WHAT YOUR COMPANY IS CAPABLE OF. Its A phone, You have no right to enter someones home and play policeman. You are not ABOVE the LAW, ROT IN HELL!
80. hepresearch (unregistered)
wow... that's just classy. Yeah, hate on the guy with cancer! I don't like what Apple does, but I'm not going to let that boil over into spewing hate or wishing some cancer-ridden dude would die.
Even if I had an enemy, I wouldn't wish death by cancer upon them.
68. luke9966 (unregistered)
Why would you want to buy irresponsible products and the sames scenerior like last iphone launch. It's sound like a brand of a propraganda of promote their brands and by other human manuer again.
79. hepresearch (unregistered)
Oh, this is really swell... the statist police of the SFPD are now supporting the corporate "police" from Apple's investigative team... HAH! What fun!
82. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6950; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Apple are fckn liars. They loose iphone on purpose to hype up their fans n sales but yet they got away with law suit against Samsung in Germany.