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Apple Fires Techie For Revealing Secret iPad To... Wozniak?!?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    talk about a tough company to work for! :batman:


    "An Apple Engineer Was Fired For Showing Me An iPad 3G" - Steve Wozniak

    http://www.businessinsider.com/stev...er-was-fired-for-showing-me-an-ipad-3g-2010-4

    Apple's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has written as post on the lost iPhone and Apple's product secrecy, at Gizmodo.

    Steve says he doesn't think that Gray Powell, the engineer that left the iPhone in a bar was fired. Woz speculates that each case is examined individually, and perhaps Gray was not violating Apple policy.

    Idiot Who Left iPhone in Bar Gets Fired,
    http://www.businessinsider.com/and-heres-the-apple-guy-who-lost-the-iphone-40-2010-4

    (We'd thrown in our own speculation: If Apple considers the phone stolen, not lost, then he has extra room for cover.)

    Another engineer at Apple is not as lucky as Gray. Though, his infraction is much more benign.

    At midnight, April 3, the day of the iPad launch, an Apple engineer showed Steve his iPad. Steve played with it for two minutes, testing some of the software.

    This photo on Twitter shows Steve with it. Note the black strip that runs along the top. That's an iPad 3G, which was not going on sale yet:
    http://twitpic.com/1ctsqc

    Steve says Apple told the engineer could take iPad out of a secured Apple area after midnight on April 3. But he was not supposed to show the iPad to anyone. Even though Woz is an Apple employee.

    Steve says he later talked to Steve Jobs about the iPad, mentioned what the engineer did, and Jobs said, "It's no big deal."

    Regardless, the engineer ended up being fired. He knowingly revealed an Apple product ahead of time and for that, says Steve Wozniak, he lost his job.

    Read the whole Steve Wozniak story at Gizmodo,
    http://gizmodo.com/5523673/steve-wozniak-on-apple-security-employee-termination-and-gray-powell

    Wozniak on Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevewoz
     
  2. ClownBaby

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    so even apple ceo says it not a big deal yet he gets fired? wtf is that shit!
     
  3. forgetyou

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    Just another way of creating a buzz about their products.
    Apple is the best company there is when it comes to creating hype and demand before people even see a product.
    We got to learn a trick or two from their bag of tricks, LOL
     
  4. penaakul

    penaakul Regular Member

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    wow. i have just learnt a lot from this thread.

    don't you guys see what apple used? it's called curiosity, one of the most powerful ways to sell stuff. well, of course with the power of apple's brand.
     
  5. toyo

    toyo BANNED BANNED

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    Apple products are all crap.. My Iphone didn't last longer than a week.. and my 10 year old walkman sounded better than my ipod.
     
  6. deadster

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    apple sells well using hype
     
  7. Mr Pheer

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    LOL... ok man, whatever you say :rolleyes:
     
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    yea right my iphone can take a beating! I drop it all the time just not on the glass
     
  9. Deviance

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    I always think of Apple like the offline company version of Imran Naseem, no innovation whatsoever but people still buy their stuff like crazy.
     
  10. The Scarlet Pimp

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    The iPhone Leak Gets Ugly: Police Raid Gizmodo Editor's House, Confiscate Computers
    http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/26/th...d-gizmodo-editors-house-confiscate-computers/

    Wow. Last week, Gizmodo published a massive scoop when they got their hands on what is mostly likely the next iPhone. At the time there was plenty of talk about the legality of Gizmodo's actions (as they admitted to paying $5000 for the device). Now Gizmodo has just published a post saying that editor Jason Chen had four of his computers and two servers confiscated last night by California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, who entered the house with a search warrant.

    Gawker's COO Gaby Darbyshire responded to the actions by citing California Penal Code 1524(g), which states that "no warrant shall issue for any items described in Section 1070 of the Evidence Code", which protects information obtained in protection of a news organization. Darbyshire also points out that the California Court of Appeal has previously found that these protections apply to online journalists (O'Grady v. Superior Court).

    In Gizmodo's post, Chen recounts last night's events. Chen wasn't home when the raid began, and came home after officers had already been in his house for hours. Chen's door was broken open because he wasn't home to open it. He wasn't arrested, but police seized external hard drives, four computers, two servers, phones, and more.

    The document detailing what police intended to seize refers to Apple's "prototype 4G iPhone" and is also referred to as "stolen" (Gizmodo has contended that the device was found in a bar, not stolen). Also note that all of this went down on Friday night, and Gizmodo didn't say anything until today.