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

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

61. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

They did Microsoft a big favor.The thieves didn't want Microsoft to dirty their hands to destroy all the ipads

58. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Whoever did this was an epic troll.

51. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

"were mistakenly referred to as the Apple iPad 4. " Why in the description of the photo this is written? "The fourth-gen iPad 4 was one of the items stolen"

50. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hahahaha!! At least the thieves have great taste, who'd want to steal a Surface when you can take a iPad? Talk about a b***h slap to Microsofts face, lmao!

56. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your such an idiot, no other way around it first off ofcourse go for the ipads, whatever you android junkies say nothing will sell faster then something with the apple logo on. the ipad can be shifted faster then other devices so thieves look for them as a easy steal. whats funny is if this was ''ipads stolen from samsung'' you would cry they only have them for research and the thieves dont know quality. so stop your one sided bs

48. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

The most dumb person award will certainly go to these idiot duds,for stealing the rotten fruits :)

45. dc0321

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

maybe TimCOCK sent them to do it

33. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Sounds about right to me...why would anyone break in to steal any Microsoft products?

29. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

You never see these kind of thing happen to Google or any other OEM's. I wouldn't buy a product with this kind of reputation year after year and so on.

25. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lol I would steal an iPad before a surface anyday...not that I encourage this behavior..

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What kind of idiot would steal a Ipad? These theives are getting dummer and dummber. but its great news too me

20. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Interesting article Phone Arena, was there any news on any missing wireless routers from Microsoft's campus? I'm sure those iPads were useless without their routers.

17. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Headline says 5 Ipads, article reads,TWO 2nd gen, TWO 3rd gen, and TWO 4th gen Ipads. Isn't that SIX Ipads?

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I was thinking about the same thing!!!!! Answer us PA..

35. Alan01

Posts: 672; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Ran out of fingers to count on. It's actually just one fourth-generation iPad that was stolen, not two. Alan F.

53. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Thank you for the update and clarification.

26. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Haha I was thinking that too...somebody must be high before writing their article or something

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol not even thieves want windows phone or the surface, sucks to be at the bottom

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Now that's really bad! Windows products are so unpopular that THRIVES wouldn't even steal them. Personally, I think WP8 looks pretty decent, but I don't have much hope if not even thrives don't even want them.

11. stealthd unregistered

thrives?

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Hey! Don't blame me, blame the Chicago Public School system. JK. Sorry, should have proofread before hitting "Spend". JK, again.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

don't forget to edit your words. just letting u know Whateverman

40. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm telling you, my spell check is out to get me. Lol.

9. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

and some smackhead will sell those for $100 a pop. this site is literally going down the gutter

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What does ppl stealing iPads from MS have to do with PA writing the article? Its is kinda funny they didnt take any Surface tablets. Were any near by? Amd why iPads and nothing else? PA isnt supposed to write about it because it looks like a negative for MS? So.....they can write negative about Google, Apple...but not MS.... Alrighty then.

14. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

and you consider the above newsworthy??? This sort of garbage is nothing but flame-bait, which is why I refuse to take the matter any further.

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So...if its news worthy...AND flame bait...its fine? Its cool tho man, I hear ya. I think I'm about to start staying logged out of here and a few other sites. Nothing against the sites....but just some of the commenters. One site...its one of the writers. Its time to get away from the internet for awhile.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jroc think about yo, it's the wknd. Generally tech news is mon-fri. Give em another chance lol

8. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

MS -> APPLE -> GOOGLE Apple just has been following MS's destination Good thing is, Google looks a bit different from those two money-greedy low-life scumbags

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