Gullible wrote:And as for him telling apple computers about it I have actually not read that or somehow managed to go glossy eyed when I came to it as I don't seem to have retained it. Double post the link for me so I can give you the satisfaction of saying, "I told you so," please.
Well, I am not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but this article
from ABC News partially covers Gizmodo's response to a letter from Apple's senior counsel asking for the return of the prototype iPhone. On the first page, Gizmodo does agree to returning the iPhone as per Apple's request. What this acquiescence affects in terms of legal matters and the subsequent raid is beyond me, but it seems to be a crucial point of interest from what I have read in your and zepherin's posts.
EDIT: Legal issues aside, however, I do feel that Apple's response may have been excessive regarding this journalist and his coverage of their exclusive product. Then again, this is not the first time that Apple has unleashed its Gestapo on unsuspecting Internet journalists. If you are interested, you should take a look at O'Grady v. Apple
, or how an Apple employee committed suicide due to the Foxconn interrogation
he was subjected to. I certainly hope Apple will not prosecute Jason Chen following this raid.