Apple Legal sends letter to Gizmodo, asks for iPhone 4G back

Tue, Apr 20, 2010

Legal, News

Gizmodo is reporting that they received a letter, via email, from Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell asking them to return the now infamous iPhone 4G. According to Brian Lam, Gizmodo’s Editorial Director, Apple actually called him earlier in the day asking for the device back, but Lam told them that Apple would have to make a formal request if they ever wanted to see their booty again – and hence the letter below.

Lam subsequently responded:

Bruce, thanks.
Here’s Jason Chen, who has the iPhone. And here’s his address. You two should coordinate a time.

[Blah Blah Blah Address]

Happy to have you pick this thing up. Was burning a hole in our pockets. Just so you know, we didn’t know this was stolen when we bought it. Now that we definitely know it’s not some knockoff, and it really is Apple’s, I’m happy to see it returned to its rightful owner.

P.S. I hope you take it easy on the kid who lost it. I don’t think he loves anything more than Apple.

So they didn’t know it was stolen? Riiight. Oh, and by the way, funny that Gizmodo referenced the word “stolen” when the word was nary mentioned in Apple’s letter above.

Lam also notes that the finder of the device tried to return it to Apple, but was ignored. Something just doesn’t add up here.



1 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    They referenced ‘stolen’ because the actual owner (apple) is demanding it back. You only demand back property when its ‘STOLEN’.

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