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(Gizmodo)   Apple security experts fail to detect stolen $10,000 iPad prototype   (gizmodo.com) divider line 15
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2012-05-31 12:32:30 PM
Apple prototypes get misplaced, lost and stolen suspiciously often. Is this a marketing strategy?
 
2012-05-31 12:38:37 PM
Don't worry - they announced they are doubling down on security. Now they can just re double down.
 
2012-05-31 12:52:41 PM

red5ish: Apple prototypes get misplaced, lost and stolen suspiciously often. Is this a marketing strategy?


I would like to hire Al Jaffee to come up with snappy answers to that stupid question.

/not calling you "stupid", just had to use that word for the joke
 
2012-05-31 01:15:56 PM
It should be noted it was a prototype of the iPad 1. With the 3rd gen model being sold it likely they just didn't care about a half broken original iPad proto.

/Surfing on my New iPad, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2012-05-31 01:16:57 PM
From the thickness of it I doubt it's a prototype for anything upcoming. Maybe a first gen iPad where they attempted a dual dock scenario. He purchased it broken, and it's still broken, if the screen isn't the same size as anything in production you are pretty screwed with that.

Unless of course you know somone making one off capacitive touchscreens on the cheap.
 
2012-05-31 01:33:44 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: From the thickness of it I doubt it's a prototype for anything upcoming. Maybe a first gen iPad where they attempted a dual dock scenario. He purchased it broken, and it's still broken, if the screen isn't the same size as anything in production you are pretty screwed with that.

Unless of course you know somone making one off capacitive touchscreens on the cheap.


This isn't a piece of technology, it's a collectible. I doubt anyone is paying 10k for a tablet they are going to be using for angry birds.
 
2012-05-31 01:36:32 PM
Publicity stunt..

/move on
 
2012-05-31 01:37:25 PM
Summary of article:
"So, like I heard from this guy who like, said he knew this dude who like, might have stolen an iPad, maybe?"
 
2012-05-31 01:53:50 PM
Ya know, Apple could kill two birds with one stone.

They could clear out all the prototypes and make for huge PR bonus by auctioning them off for charity. Then there would be a legitimate channel where you know it's a real prototype for an Apple product and not a prototype for some Chinese knockoff.
 
2012-05-31 02:05:19 PM
FTA: Apple has a storied history of reigning in people who deal in, or posses, its prototypes.

Fer chrissakes, Gizmodo. That would be two mistakes in one sentence and I've not even finished reading the article yet.
1. It's reining, for starters. Like a horse. Reins. Get it?
2. HOW THE FARK DO YOU MISS THAT. "Posses"? I realize that spellcheck is nice, but it isn't foolproof, and it used to be that actual human beings would look over their work before shiatting into the fax machine. It's possess. Jeezus.
I know this makes me look like Captain Pedantic over here, but it only makes Gizmodo look even more retarded to have this level of hackery in their pieces.
 
2012-05-31 03:55:41 PM

TheWalrus469: FTA: Apple has a storied history of reigning in people who deal in, or posses, its prototypes.

Fer chrissakes, Gizmodo. That would be two mistakes in one sentence and I've not even finished reading the article yet.
1. It's reining, for starters. Like a horse. Reins. Get it?
2. HOW THE FARK DO YOU MISS THAT. "Posses"? I realize that spellcheck is nice, but it isn't foolproof, and it used to be that actual human beings would look over their work before shiatting into the fax machine. It's possess. Jeezus.
I know this makes me look like Captain Pedantic over here, but it only makes Gizmodo look even more retarded to have this level of hackery in their pieces.


Even with the spelling corrections, it's a clumsy sentence.

I abhor Gawker and come to the comments in order to figure out what the articles are about. Gawker sites are the only ones I absolutely will not visit. Well, that and Digg, and looked what happened there. FEAR ME!
 
2012-05-31 05:31:55 PM
I dunno, $10,000 seems a little high for an iPad, even for the fanbois.
 
2012-06-02 04:31:23 AM

Samwise Gamgee:
I abhor Gawker and come to the comments in order to figure out what the articles are about. Gawker sites are the only ones I absolutely will not visit. Well, that and Digg, and looked what happened there. FEAR ME!


Lets be honest it's a Gawker site so you know the average Fark post is going to be a literary masterpiece compared to the articles writing and we also know it's about Apple, so it's going to be full of butthurt over the stolen property bust.
 
2012-06-02 04:32:46 AM
Also that's the first time I've ever seen Fark ask me if I'm a bot... how odd.
 
2012-06-02 11:04:05 AM
Samwise Gamgee

TheWalrus469: FTA: Apple has a storied history of reigning in people who deal in, or posses, its prototypes.

Fer chrissakes, Gizmodo. That would be two mistakes in one sentence and I've not even finished reading the article yet.
1. It's reining, for starters. Like a horse. Reins. Get it?
2. HOW THE FARK DO YOU MISS THAT. "Posses"? I realize that spellcheck is nice, but it isn't foolproof, and it used to be that actual human beings would look over their work before shiatting into the fax machine. It's possess. Jeezus.
I know this makes me look like Captain Pedantic over here, but it only makes Gizmodo look even more retarded to have this level of hackery in their pieces.

Even with the spelling corrections, it's a clumsy sentence.


Vigorous farking is concise.
 
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