Originally Posted by Blastdoor
Seems to me that Apple needs to be careful here. They might just end up creating an incentive to sell a future iDevice prototype to somebody who isn't based in the US and who won't be so cooperative as to give the device back.
This is the dumbest comment I've read so far (and there was quite the competition).
So you're saying that Apple should ignore someone parading their IP on the web (which was possibly obtained illegally) for fear that it might happen again and that person might not like how Apple dealt with this case? Come on.
If someone engages in illegal activity they deserve the appropriate consequences for their actions plain and simple. If Gizmodo did indeed partake in illegal behavior by buying stolen property and then profit from it, then I hope Apple pursues this to the fullest extent possible.
Now if Apple was seeking a punishment of say... public disemboweling, then your caution to Apple would make sense.