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Thieves steal five Apple iPads from Microsoft, leave everything else alone

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Thieves steal five Apple iPads from Microsoft, leave everything else alone
The fourth-gen iPad 4 was one of the items stolen

The fourth-gen iPad 4 was one of the items stolen

A newspaper article from the Palo Alto Daily Post tells the story of some rather discriminating thieves who broke into Microsoft's campus in Silicon Valley. The good news for Microsoft is that nothing with the Microsoft name was taken. The bad news is that the thieves made away with five Apple iPads. Now, no one likes to get ripped off, but it also hurts to get your brand name dissed by thieves over that of one of your rivals.

Stolen from the campus were two Apple iPad 2s, two third-generation Apple iPads and one fourth-generation Apple iPads which was mistakenly referred to as the Apple iPad 4. The paper said that the thefts occurred between December 19th-26th and the value of the tablets taken added up to over $3,000. The paper erroneously said that the Apple iPad 4 had not yet been released. Showing that he is not much of a tech buff, Police Sgt. Sean Thompson attributed the inclusion of the Apple iPad 4 on the report as a typo. And this guy is a sworn peace officer in Silicon Valley? Hmm.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:53 1

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's odd

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 19:42 1

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Odd indeed. Had to be an inside job.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:38

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think so

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 20:48 2

22. MeoCao (unregistered)


lol, this is very bad sign for MS. MS ecosystem is fast becoming irrelevent with ordinary people.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:39 8

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What exactly does that mean, and y do u diss anything that isn't android?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 00:18 1

38. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Because anything that isn't android deserves dissing, duh. You can't figure that our for yourself?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 01:18 5

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's a dumb statement dude

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:08

44. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


frankly, you are mofo retarded.''Anything not android must be dumped''? Wow. Look guys, we got a hard core fandroid here. Lets see how u throw nokia phones. they'll boomerang right back at ya, hit ur head and boom! Concussion.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:45 2

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Stupid, stupid comment mate!
Even Meocao, the one you're giving heads up won't support you.
Too bad you can't delete your comment, you'll be in the scanners soon, lol.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 07:11

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly...that comment was wack

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 00:59

39. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


he eats android shits android and live android and see android he is android app not a human

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 01:19

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22155; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah I guess so huh

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 09:28

54. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very true said +1 from me

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 23:04 2

36. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


y some one not stole their Surface.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 09:29 2

55. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cause its unknown and crappy compare to Apple and Android...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:38

60. metalpoet (unregistered)


I bet its Apple employees paid to do this and creat more b.s. hype for apple products over their competitors.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:53 3

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


How come no one took their surface or surface pro? Sheeps to thieves. How unbecoming!!

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 17:58 13

3. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)


They were probably Surface's. They guy didnt know the difference. My girlfriend always calls the surface the iPad, even after correcting her so many times!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:35 1

46. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Why are u with a dumb chick?
Nvm, iPad has become the standard of tablets, all tablets are called iPads that's what ure saying, right? Good.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 12:29

57. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Just because she's not a geek and not know the difference between tablets doesn't make her dumb...

iPad is a standard. Wether you like it or not. Just like anyone that used to see a smartphone a couple years back would ask was that an iPhone. Even though you could see HTC or Nokia logo on the front...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 18:07 2

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


loooool well at least we know who microsoft looks up to! haha

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 18:12 8

5. stychill (unregistered)


google probably has ipads as well, you should always watch the progress of your competition...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:21

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


i know man i was jus being sarcastic..... in a non serious way

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:33 1

30. stychill (unregistered)


I figured, but i couldn't really tell if you were being serious or not. In the end i just decided to comment LOL

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 23:23

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


alllll goood :)

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:29

28. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Also, Office for ios

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 18:13 9

6. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


And nothing of value was lost.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 04:17 1

49. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


except microsoft's dignity ...and ipads!

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 18:16 7

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I guess thieves came in looking for a picture frame, saw what's good and ran away with it...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 20:03

19. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


rotflmao..... +1

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