According to Cnet, the Silicon Valley police are looking into the lost iPhone prototype, which appeared in Gizmodo last week. The iPhone prototype or iPhone 4G was lost by Apple Software Engineer Gary Powell, whilst he was at a bar one evening, someone picked it up and it then ended up in the hands of Gizmodo.
According to Gizmodo the unnamed person who found the iPhone prototype attempted to return the phone to Apple via their support line, but didn’t get any response, they then contacted Gizmodo and they purchased it for $5,000.
Later that week Gizmodo were contacted by Apple, and they subsequently returned the iPhone to Apple. Now it looks like the computer crime task force led by the Santa Clary County are investigating the lost iPhone.
The investigation is being conducted to see if there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges, although who these charges will be brought against is not clear.
Lets hope no charges are brought against Gizmodo, if Apple really didn’t want details of their new iPhone 4G to be leaked they would have kept it under lock and key, and not let a junior employee leave their offices with one.
Have a look at our Apple iPhone 4 Review.
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