Apple Confirms iPhone 4G is Legit And They Want It Back!
We'll folks, It looks like all of this buzz over the lost and found iPhone 4G prototype is indeed legit. So legit, that Apple has written a letter to Gizmodo demanding the "Stolen" iPhone back.
After countless efforts to get in touch with Apple, Mr. Lam has finally got the claim he was looking for, and has given Apple the information they need to get in touch with the fellow currently in clutching this "iPhone 4G" in their hands.
While this is very exciting news, one can still speculate what kind of return can be had from such an announcement. At this point in time, I'll take it as legit. But I'll also keep an open mind that this could all be a publicity stunt. We'll see what happens, maybe Gizomodo will video tape an Apple rep coming in to get the iPhone, because quite frankly, I don't know how else one could prove that Apple has claimed the "iPhone"
The letter from Apple was as follows:
Here was the reply that Brian wrote back:
"Dear Mr. Lam,
It has come to our attention that GIZMODO is currently in possession of a device that belongs to Apple. This letter constitutes a formal request that you return the device to Apple. Please let me know where to pick up the unit.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel"
California law states, "If it is lost, the owner has three years to reclaim or title passes to the owner of the premises where the property was found. The person who found it had the duty to report it."
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 [as they might have claimed. meaning, real and truly from Apple. It was found, and to be of unproven origin] 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.
And since this was the only missing piece of the puzzle, we have now both extinguished any doubts of its origin but also, we get to give the phone back. *warm, fuzzy, huggy feelings of legal compliance*