Gizmodo和iPhone的原型

电话

第一个问题是,手机是如何离开Apple的校园的?

从几个星期前开始,由于工作性质已经熟悉苹果下一代iPhone的细节,一些iPhone工程师被授权开始使用苹果公司校园外的后期预生产单元有效,他们成了允许使用这些手机作为日常携带iphone严格的附带条件管辖这些单位它们必须保留在旨在使它们与(包裹的)iPhone 3G / 3GS无法区分的情况下这样的单位是不允许被证明或透露给任何人不是朋友,不是配偶。

据Gizmodo说,附在该单元上的其中一个条形码为“N90_DVT_GE4X_0493”有消息说,(我的)熟悉项目,“N90”是苹果的代号为第四代GSM iPhone,预计今年6月或7月面世“DVT”代表“设计验证测试”,一个苹果生产的里程碑The DVT milestone is very late in the game; based on this, I now believe that this unit very closely, if not exactly, resembles what Apple plans to release.

Why did Apple, so secretive about unreleased products, allow these units to be used off-campus? There’s simply no other way to test a phone即使保持最大可行的保密程度,也有数十个近期单位在生产前几个月进行现场测试(对于除手机以外的Apple产品也是如此,但我认为由于蜂窝网络测试的性质,iPhone的做法更为普遍。)

一年前的3GS和前一年的3G也是如此The original iPhone was announced six months before it went on sale; in the interim between the January announcement and its debut in stores at the end of June, limited numbers of them were used for field testing.1

允许离开校园的电话是可能丢失或被盗的电话丢失或被盗的手机可能会被弄错我们都知道墨菲定律我们都知道,这并不是第一个这样的iPhone原型机已经失踪这是第一个被弄错的人。

卖家

加利福尼亚州的刑法典,第485条

One who finds lost property under circumstances which give him knowledge of or means of inquiry as to the true owner, and who appropriates such property to his own use, or to the use of another person not entitled thereto, without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and to restore the property to him, is guilty of theft.

加州的民法典,2080.1节

If the owner is unknown or has not claimed the property, the person saving or finding the property shall, if the property is of the value of one hundred dollars ($100) or more, within a reasonable time turn the property over to the police department of the city or city and county, if found therein, or to the sheriff’s department of the county if found outside of city limits, and shall make an affidavit, stating when and where he or she found or saved the property, particularly describing it.

是的,我引用了刑事和民事法规但简单的含义是清楚的那些发现手机在酒吧凳子,如果这是真正他们如何来到拥有它,可以返回电话主人也可以把它交给警察保持三个星期,然后出售它使他们犯盗窃罪。

这是一个有趣的案例2010年4月7日,在第六巡回法院讨论并维护加州刑法典485这很长,但这里有一点好处:

The only mental state mentioned in Penal Code section 485 is the perpetrator’s “knowledge.” The crime is defined in terms of two acts, one omission, and one mental stateThe perpetrator commits this offense if he or she (1) finds lost property (an act), (2) appropriates it (an act), (3) fails to make “reasonable and just efforts” to find the owner and restore the property to the owner (an omission), and (4) does so with knowledge of the true owner or means of inquiry as to the true owner (a mental state)Nowhere in the statutory definition of the offense is there any suggestion that the perpetrator must harbor any additional specific intent.

现在,实际上,这些研究员有另一种选择从个人经历来说,作为一个在酒吧度过了相当数小时的人,有一个通用的协议来处理其他顾客留下的错位或遗忘的个人物品钱包,钥匙,电话,钱包随你如果你在地板上看到类似的东西,或忘记在桌子上,你就可以拿起它和手酒保如果你意识到你失去了什么,那么你问酒保每个人都知道这一点。

这个选项可能不符合加州法律的规定,因为酒保不是所有者而不是警察但是,由于将丢失的物品交给发现该物品的企业的雇员,没有人或将会被起诉实际上你把保仪的项目。

在这种特殊情况下,这些人这样做,手机会回到其应有的主人,谁,在失去它,多次打电话给酒吧询问是否已经上交即使这款手机的“发现者”没有发生这种情况,也没有发生在它失去的那一天晚上它被丢失了,所有他们不得不做的,在任何时候three weeks在把它卖给Gizmodo之前,把它带回酒吧,或者只是打电话给酒吧,询问失去它的那个人是否打电话要求它。

这是关于他们的传说试图返回电话,正如耶稣迪亚兹在Gizmodo报道的那样

在那段时间里,他一起玩It seemed like a normal iPhone“I thought it was just an iPhone 3GS,” he told me in a telephone interview“它看起来就像一个I tried the camera, but it crashed three times.” The iPhone didn’t seem to have any special features, just two bar codes stuck on its back:8800601pex1andN90_DVT_GE4X_0493Next to the volume keys there was another sticker:iPhone SWE-L200221. Apart from that, just six pages of applicationsOne of them was Facebook.

从Facebook的应用程序,他们获得了苹果工程师失去了手机的名称。

考虑返回电话第二天,他离开了When he woke up after the hazy night, the phone was deadBricked remotely, through MobileMe, the service Apple provides to track and wipe out lost iPhonesIt was only then that he realized that there was something strange that iPhoneThe exterior didn’t feel right and there was a camera on the frontAfter tinkering with it, he managed to open the fake 3GS.

Note that you are not permitted by law to disassemble found items.

There it was, a shiny thing, completely different from everything that came before.

He reached for a phone and called a lot of Apple numbers and tried to find someone who was at least willing to transfer his call to the right person, but no luckNo one took him seriously and all he got for his troubles was a ticket number.

He thought that eventually the ticket would move up high enough and that he would receive a call back, but his phone never rangWhat should he be expected to do then? Walk into an Apple store and give the shiny, new device to a 20-year-old who might just end up selling it on eBay?

不可否认,在Apple的电话中找到一个知道像这样的设备是什么的人将是非常困难的与大多数大公司一样,苹果公司故意让消费者难以接触(非零售)员工没有丢失的原型热线。

但他们可能只是把手机放在一个泡沫包装信封并将它寄给1无限循环Apple的邮寄地址就在他们的网站上他们有失去电话的工程师的名字根据法律和常识的要求,它无法相信称苹果公共电话号码是“合理的,只是努力寻找所有者并将财产归还给他”。

把它带回酒吧把它放在邮件中使用Facebook向失去它的工程师发送消息或者,为什么take it to an Apple Store? That’s a circuitous route, but this bit from Gizmodo’s report:

Walk into an Apple store and give the shiny, new device to a 20-year-old who might just end up selling it on eBay?

盗贼是怎么想的 - 其他人都像他们一样不诚实把它带到一家Apple商店,要求经理,然后将其交给苹果手中的手机。

即使你自己考虑,很明显这个单位卖给Gizmodo的个体没有认真尝试回电话。

因此,即使手机最初是通过手机进入他们的手中丢失,一旦他们没有“合理而只是“努力返回它,而是开始试图出售它,它成了被盗

考虑一下,我们被要求相信这个故事的每一个巧合What are the odds that the person who happened to be sitting next to the Apple engineer who lost such a phone would recognize it as something other than an existing consumer iPhone? It was snapped into a 3G/3GS-sized caseThe screen is higher resolution, yes, but how many random people in a bar — even in Silicon Valley — would notice that? And they knew it might be worth thousands of dollars if offered to a site such as Gizmodo.

In my book, anyone who did this with a phone left on a bar stool would be just as likely to, say, take it out of someone’s jacket pocket if they noticed its unusual nature while the engineer was using it at the bar — which we know the engineer did, given that he updated his Facebook page that evening with a comment regarding the quality of the beer he was drinking没有任何理由可以采取任何盗贼声称的面值,特别是当它全部通过Gizmodo过滤时,Gizmodo对绘制一幅他们没有意识到他们购买被盗财产的图片有着决定性的兴趣。

Gizmodo

加州刑法典第496条

(a) Every person who buys or receives any property that has been stolen or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, or who conceals, sells, withholds, or aids in concealing, selling, or withholding any property from the owner, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year. However, if the district attorney or the grand jury determines that this action would be in the interests of justice, the district attorney or the grand jury, as the case may be, may, if the value of the property does not exceed nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), specify in the accusatory pleading that the offense shall be a misdemeanor, punishable only by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year.

鉴于Gizmodo声称为该设备支付了5,000美元,后半部分(关于价值低于950美元的财产)不适用将手机卖给Gizmodo的人显然是以构成盗窃的方式获得的,无论他们是否真的在酒吧凳子上找到它或者其他方式毫无疑问,Gizmodo掌握了手机,因为他们已经发布了编辑Jason Chen持有它的照片和视频

所以这里的问题是Gizmodo是否知道手机被盗了。

首先,Gizmodo羞怯地表示他们自己对卖家的尝试故事感到满意,并且 -唉!- 失败,通过拨打面向消费者的电话号码将手机返回Apple无论卖家是否真的相信回归手机是真诚的努力,Gizmodo的编辑会让我们相信他们自己相信Apple没有兴趣恢复这个部门吗?

Gizmodo对他们故意购买被盗财产的声称的主要防御是,他们不知道该单元是否真的是一个真正的Apple原型,直到他们获得它并检查它当发布Apple的书面请求让该单位归还给他们时,Gizmodo编辑总监Brian Lam还发布了他声称是他的电子邮件回复

很高兴你能选择这件事Was burning a hole in our pocketsJust so you know, we didn’t know this was stolen when we bought itNow 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.

附:我希望你放轻松的孩子丢失了I don’t think he loves anything more than Apple except, well, beer.

请注意,我引用了Lam对Apple的声称回复的原始版本,我保存了一份副本,并将其公开存档在Cult of Mac在Gizmodo的网站上,这个回复被编辑(之后我特别指出Lam使用“被盗”这个词,现在它写道:

很高兴你能选择这件事Was burning a hole in our pocketsJust so you know, we didn’t know this was stolen [as they might have claimed来自Apple的真实和真实的意义It was found, and to be of unproven origin] when we bought itNow 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.

附:我希望你放轻松的孩子丢失了I don’t think he loves anything more than Apple.

括号(标点和大写的胡言乱语SIC加入了,并且取消了关于啤酒的刀刺球请记住,这不是编辑博客文章 - 这是Lam和Gizmodo所声称的对Apple发送给Apple高级副总裁兼首席法律顾问Bruce Sewell的回应。

再一次,他们的防守,尽我所能把它,只有在收到的来信西维尔他们“肯定知道这不是一些山寨”和“真的是苹果的“好奇,这应该不确定性,考虑他们发表了他们的照片和视频设备的12小时前某些标题”这是Apple的下一代iPhone”。

现在,值得注意的是,刑事指控由地方检察官决定,而不是AppleApple可以选择提交国内诉讼本身,但刑事诉讼只能由发起人提起。

如果刑事指控,包括收费的Gizmodo编辑赃物的购买和收据,他们可以做任何他们想要的参数在他们的防御但Gizmodo当然知道,如果它实际上是一个Apple原型,它不属于销售它的个人,并且Apple会想要它回来是的,这可能是一个恶作剧,但这种辩护可能是(并且,我猜,是)由任何因购买这种性质的被盗财产而被起诉的人所做的。

想象一下,说,有人愿意卖给你一块独特和引人注目的被盗艺术品你付给他们的项目您随后被捕并被指控购买被盗财产你觉得你有可能被无罪释放,因为你不知道对于某些物品是否伪造的当时你支付了吗?

进一步说,在收到电话,Gizmodo检查它”约一周” before they began publishing their photos of the device无论他们在一开始就对其合法性提出什么问题,都没有用六天的时间来弄清楚这是真的与此同时,他们保密,并没有将其退回或通知Apple。

关于Gizmodo关于这个故事的行动,我有两个问题。

首先,我对他们对其行为的法律含义显然更为傲慢的态度着迷我不是他们的决定激怒了获得本单位和发布关于这一切他们能够确定它简直让我难以理解他们已经有效地下注的赌注,即Apple不会合法地追求这一点。

其次,发布丢失手机的Apple工程师的姓名,照片和个人信息与故事无关这是鸡巴动作结束所有鸡巴动作Gizmodo表面上是一个小工具网站他们的读者对这个传奇的兴趣与手机有关发布他的名字并没有弄清楚他们是如何获得这款手机的我想知道的那些人是那些获得然后卖掉手机的人,而不是那些失去它的苹果公司的人除了采取反社会的欢乐之外,对于那些犯了非常认真但诚实的错误的人进行公开表演,他没有任何兴趣。

这个,深深地刺痛了我的心。


  1. I don’t know what Apple would do with prototypes for a new iPhone that had a radically new industrial design, such that they couldn’t be disguised as an existing consumer iPhone using a case. ↩︎