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

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's odd

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Odd indeed. Had to be an inside job.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think so

22. MeoCao unregistered

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

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

38. androidisbaws

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a dumb statement dude

44. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

47. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly...that comment was wack

39. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah I guess so huh

54. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Very true said +1 from me

36. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

y some one not stole their Surface.

55. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

60. metalpoet unregistered

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

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

3. evolutionqy7

Posts: 38; Member since: May 27, 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!

46. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 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.

57. evolutionqy7

Posts: 38; Member since: May 27, 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...

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

5. stychill unregistered

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

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

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

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

alllll goood :)

28. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Also, Office for ios

6. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

And nothing of value was lost.

49. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

except microsoft's dignity ...and ipads!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

19. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

rotflmao..... +1

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