Reclamation

Steve Jobs Wants His iPhone Back

Steve Jobs is done sharing: The Apple exec is asking technology blog Gizmodo to return the super-secret iPhone prototype that the company claims was stolen. With the product accounting for more than 30 percent of 2009 sales at $13 billion, it’s easy to see why Apple might be a little protective over its latest, unreleased model. An Apple lawyer called the prototype “invaluable,” and the publicity it was receiving “immensely damaging to Apple” because it could hinder iPhone sales. The series of events involving the iPhone include implicated theft, a cash bonus from Gizmodo to the man for selling the iPhone, and a break-in and investigation by the computer crimes task force.