Two California residents were charged with criminal misdemeanors for recovering a lost Apple Inc. iPhone 4 prototype last year and selling it to a technology blog, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office said.
Gizmodo.com, the technology blog, said law enforcement officials seized computers from the home of Jason Chen, a staff editor who wrote about a prototype for an Apple Inc. iPhone that had been left behind in a bar.
Steve Jobs asked technology blog Gizmodo.com to return a secret iPhone prototype that Apple Inc. says was stolen after a company engineer lost it in a bar, according to court documents released yesterday.
California prosecutors objected to disclosing search warrant documents in an investigation of the possible theft of an Apple Inc. iPhone prototype to keep secret the identities of two people investigators want to interview, lawyers involved in the case said.
Secret documents justifying a search warrant in an investigation of an Apple Inc. prototype iPhone, which prosecutors say was reported stolen, should be made public, media organizations said in a court filing.
Credit investors are pricing in a 39 percent chance BP Plc will default within five years as it tangles with the Obama administration over cleanup costs and claims for the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
An Apple Inc. lawyer told law enforcement officials last week that a prototype iPhone belonging to a company engineer was stolen, sparking an investigation that led authorities to seize computers from an editor whose blog bought the device, a prosecutor said.