April 27, 2010

iPhone入手男はもう警察も知ってる:Investigators Already Knows the Lost iPhone Finder

The investigation about the alleged theft of an iPhone prototype came at the request of Apple, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal learned from police today.

“We’re still not saying it’s a crime,” said San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. “The investigation has contacted as many segments of the people involved in this situation, including the person who took the phone from the German restaurant. The police know who he is and they have talked to him.”

UPDATE: Apple May Have Traced iPhone to Finder's Address - Wired

News of Apple’s lost iPhone prototype hit the web like a bombshell, but it was apparently an open secret for weeks amongst the finder’s roommates and neighbors, where the device was shown around mostly as a curiosity. According to the source, who has direct knowledge of the Gizmodo transaction, the group of friends suspected this might be Apple’s new phone, but no one knew for sure.“There was no effort to keep it secret,” the source said. “There were a bunch of people who knew.”

[...]News accounts depicting the $5,000 payment as a “sale” are incorrect, this person said. Rather, the agreement with Gizmodo was for exclusivity only.


警察が地元メディアに今日明らかにしたところによると、Gizmodo編集者ジェイソン・チェンさんの家宅捜索は先週水曜か木曜、アップル社外弁護士とiPhone紛失者グレイ・パウエルさんが地検に電話で盗難捜査願いを出したのを受けたもので、入手した人物の身元はもうわかってるみたい。

押収品は捜査令状が妥当かどうかDAが判断する間、手付かずになってるわけだから、別口から漏れたのかな…。

「犯罪だとはまだ言ってない」、「捜査では多方面の関係者に当たっている。ドイツのレストランから携帯を持ち帰った人も含め。彼の身元は警察も掴んでおり話も聞いた」(サンマテオ郡地検Steve Wagstaffe次席検事)

UPDATE:
Wiredによると、iPhone入手男は大学生の年代で、先週アップルを名乗る人たちがシリコンバレーの住所を捜索していいかどうか尋ねてきたが、ルームメートは中に入れなかった。拾ったことは周りでは公然の秘密だったが、誰も本物か確認できなかったのでメディアに流したそう。金銭授受は「独占報道権」の名目、らしい。

Wired[Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal]

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