Police Seize Jason Chen’s Computers: Leaking Apple Prototypes = Bad


This whole “leaked” iPhone 4G prototype saga is taking an ugly turn. Gizmodo reports that police, armed with a warrant, seized Jason Chen’s computers while he was out with his wife. He arrived home to find police searching through his house and his front door kicked down.

Many people were wary of Gizmodo posting a full review of the next iPhone prototype (and tearing it apart) on the web. Sure, it was great to see Apple’s next device leaked, but were the actions of Gizmodo legal? We will soon find out as police are investigating this whole situation.

As always, you can find some of the most entertaining (or stupid) comments within the Digg link of this story. Here are a few interesting ones that made me chuckle:

Get a good lawyer. Not that big of a deal.


Sent from my iPhone 4G

...and this user created image below:

What do you think? Is Jason Chen going to jail?



  • Gtasscarlo

    Hahahasha tough break Jason you play with fire you'll get burned lol poor guy tho

  • Bill

    May be he can take his iPhone to jail 🙂

  • I'm sure there's an app to keep him busy behind bars.

    PS – Don't drop the soap, Jason!

  • Gtasscarlo

    iSoap that guy would be so many ppls bitches lol

  • Jasons pal Buba


    couldn't Apple have remote locked / displayed a return message and then used the locate my phone feature instead of wiping the phone..

  • Harry86

    Jasons mental process while in the slammer “Step one, Jailbreaking prison…”

  • he got owned…….

  • pOwnd

  • djepsilon

    He'd need a 4G to help him with soap dropping scenario though. See, the front facing camera would allow him to keep an eye on his behind while using the phone. I guess he's screwed in more ways then one!

  • KurtRex1453

    This is why many of us are concered about the Arizona anti-immigrant law…

  • Half_Pint

    Sure they could have.

    They could also have put a passcode on it in the first place, which is why I still think it's a publicity stunt.

  • KnightFire

    Jason I hope drives were encrypted.

    I stand with (not behind) you Jason, best of luck.

  • KnightFire

    Ah… it was a search warrant, not an arrest warrant.

  • LOL. I'm glad there are so many Jason supporters here! 😉

  • Sceptical

    where were the police when I lost my phone, gave them the imei number and told them that it was still ringing and active?
    Oh yeah, they said they don't really deal with things like that.
    Good thing Apple has police (and/or governments) on their payroll!
    Just sayin'…

  • mackman6151

    “Sent from my iPhone 4G” LMFAO…CLASSIC haha P

  • mackman6151

    “Sent from my iPhone 4G” LMFAO…CLASSIC haha P

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