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We'll folks, It looks like all of this buzz over the lost and found iPhone 4G prototype is indeed legit. So legit, that Apple has written a letter to Gizmodo
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    Default Apple Confirms iPhone 4G is Legit And They Want It Back!


    We'll folks, It looks like all of this buzz over the lost and found iPhone 4G prototype is indeed legit. So legit, that Apple has written a letter to Gizmodo demanding the "Stolen" iPhone back.

    After countless efforts to get in touch with Apple, Mr. Lam has finally got the claim he was looking for, and has given Apple the information they need to get in touch with the fellow currently in clutching this "iPhone 4G" in their hands.

    While this is very exciting news, one can still speculate what kind of return can be had from such an announcement. At this point in time, I'll take it as legit. But I'll also keep an open mind that this could all be a publicity stunt. We'll see what happens, maybe Gizomodo will video tape an Apple rep coming in to get the iPhone, because quite frankly, I don't know how else one could prove that Apple has claimed the "iPhone"

    The letter from Apple was as follows:

    "Dear Mr. Lam,

    It has come to our attention that GIZMODO is currently in possession of a device that belongs to Apple. This letter constitutes a formal request that you return the device to Apple. Please let me know where to pick up the unit.

    Sincerly,
    Bruce Sewell
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel"
    Here was the reply that Brian wrote back:

    Bruce, thanks.
    Here's Jason Chen, who has the iPhone. And here's his address. You two should coordinate a time.
    [Blah Blah Blah Address]
    Happy to have you pick this thing up. Was burning a hole in our pockets. Just so you know, we didn't know this was stolen [as they might have claimed. meaning, real and truly from Apple. It was found, and to be of unproven origin] when we bought it. Now 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.
    P.S. I hope you take it easy on the kid who lost it. I don't think he loves anything more than Apple.
    And since this was the only missing piece of the puzzle, we have now both extinguished any doubts of its origin but also, we get to give the phone back. *warm, fuzzy, huggy feelings of legal compliance*
    California law states, "If it is lost, the owner has three years to reclaim or title passes to the owner of the premises where the property was found. The person who found it had the duty to report it."

    Source: Gizomodo
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    How do we know that this is legit also?

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    The new iPhone is Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!!!

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    Ohhhhhh Shiiiiizzzznit!!!!!!!!!!!! Confirmed. Apple is on the hunt for it's belongings. That's a good thing to hear that it is true.... question is... will we see the 80 gb?
    StealthBravo is my Hero!!!!!

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    uhhhh, i kinda dont like the unsmooth looking of that iphone. Rather have the 2G =(

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    I'm still not 100% sold, anyone can fake a letter from Apple. But not really sure how else they could prove this? A video of Apple picking it up? I dunno, seems too easy. But for now, I'll buy into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mardinn View Post
    How do we know that this is legit also?
    exactly

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    I will take two please

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    Even the video could be staged... you never know these days.
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    Awesome. Thats all I can say...
    It's only impossible if you quit.

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    sweeet, never doubted...feels good to see all the people who did and are feeling stupid =]

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    When the WSJ or CNET reports on something it's the real deal! Though it may be very hard to believe that Apple would let something like this leak, believe it!

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    Hm, you think the final product will look like that?

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    Rockin

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikeJS View Post
    Hm, you think the final product will look like that?
    I believe that apple still has changes yet to be made as it is only a prototype..but it is a possibility that that may just be what the new iPhone will look like, if thats the case soak it in...and enjoy

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    No telling how old that design was. I do like the flat back and new features.

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    What the ****

    Joking
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    This is a little weird...I'm guessing it's a staged event an the actual 4G will be a little different...putting this out gives them the perfect opportunity to give a sneak peek and gather any last minute public impressions to finish the product...non the less I need 2 asap

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    Hopefully I can use my spare screen protectors for the iPhone 4th gen. I got tons! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
    I'm still not 100% sold, anyone can fake a letter from Apple. But not really sure how else they could prove this? A video of Apple picking it up? I dunno, seems too easy. But for now, I'll buy into this.

    true indeed. in the meantime I'm buying the hype
    I suppose i better just get 2.....
    To quote the last words of Plato, "I drank what?"

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