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    Hhhmmm... Fishy....

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    Naku po Steve, tignan mga kagaguhan gingawa ng tauhan mo.

    'Fake' cops search home for missing iPhone prototype - Technology - GMA News Online - Latest Philippine News

    'Fake' cops search home for missing iPhone prototype
    09/03/2011 | 07:16 PM

    Did Apple security personnel impersonate San Francisco police in searching a house where they believe a prototype of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 was traced to?

    A resident of Bernal Heights in San Francisco said six officials claiming to be from San Francisco police questioned him and searched his house in July, SF Weekly reported.

    “They threatened me. We don’t know anything about it, still, to this day," Sergio Calderón, 22, said in an interview with SF Weekly.

    He said one of the men also threatened his relatives about their immigration status.

    Calderón is an American citizen who lives with multiple generations of family members, all of whom he said are staying in the US legally.

    “One of the officers is like, ‘Is everyone in this house an American citizen?’ They said we were all going to get into trouble,’" he said.

    Calderon narrated that last July, six people – four men and two women - wearing badges of some kind showed up at his door and told him they were from the San Francisco Police Department.

    The six asked him whether he had been at Cava 22 over the weekend – and he had - and told him that they had traced a lost iPhone to his home using GPS.

    No confirmed ID

    “At no point, he said, did any of the visitors say they were working on behalf of Apple or say they were looking for an iPhone 5 prototype," the SF Weekly report said.

    Calderon let the six search his car and house, and gave them access to his computer, to see whether he had linked the phone to his hard drive or had information about it in his files.

    When the “officers" failed to find the phone, one of them supposedly offered him $300 if he would return it.

    “They made it seem like they were on the phone with the owner of the phone, and they said, ‘The person’s not pressing charges, they just want it back, and they’ll give you $300,’" he recalled.

    Before leaving, one of the visitors, “Tony," gave Calderón his phone number and asked him to call if he had further information about the lost phone.

    Apple employee

    SF Weekly said a call to the phone number was answered by Anthony Colon, who it said confirmed he is an employee of Apple but declined to comment further.

    It said a public profile on the website LinkedIn showed Colon, a former San Jose Police sergeant, is employed as a “senior investigator" at Apple.

    Colon’s LinkedIn profile was taken down but SF Weekly posted a screenshot on its site.

    Also, SF Weekly said Apple’s media-relations department did not return calls for comment.

    For his part, SFPD spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said police may to look into Calderón’s allegations.

    “There’s something amiss here. If we searched someone’s house, there would be a police report," Dangerfield said.

    Punishable act

    The SF Weekly said that if Calderon’s account is accurate, it “raises the possibility that Apple security personnel attempting to recover the prototype falsely represented themselves as police officers."

    It said this is a criminal act punishable by up to a year in jail in the state of California.

    On the other hand, it said there is a possibility SFPD employees colluding with Apple failed to properly report an extensive search of a person’s home, car, and computer.

    But Dangerfield said police will only investigate if Calderón chooses to speak with them directly and share information about the people who came to his house.

    “If the person is reporting that people misrepresented themselves as San Francisco police officers, that’s something we will need to investigate. We take people representing themselves as police officers very seriously," he said.

    Earlier, tech site CNET reported an unreleased iPhone 5 had been lost in the Mission district restaurant Cava 22. The incident echoed the earlier loss of the iPhone 4 prototype last year.

    CNET said San Francisco police officers and Apple employees traced the phone to the home of a man in Bernal Heights, but were unable to find it there or get the man to acknowledge possessing the prototype.

    SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza claimed no records of any such activity by SFPD officers existed, as they should if police had been involved in a home visit and search.

    Publicity stunt?

    SF Weekly said that since the SFPD disavowed any knowledge of the search for the phone, some tech reporters have speculated that the story of the lost phone was a hoax or publicity stunt engineered by Apple.

    It noted CNET based its report on a single anonymous source “familiar with the investigation."

    But Calderón said he and his family are eager to figure out exactly what happened. “Who did I let in?" He asked. “Who was harassing me?" — TJD, GMA News

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    Bossing, any ideas or inputs when is the exact date release of the new iphone 5? Some says this coming october of this year. Peace=)

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    its a marketing tactic by Apple maybe.

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    deva ju? nawala nanaman daw yun iphone 5 prototype...hehehe the marketing ploy getting old.

    mag pre-order na daw globe 1st week ng October. meron na daw actual test unit dito sa Globe and selected techy writers. pero they can't released any photos or reviews yet until at least 2 weeks na nag announce ang Apple. meron NDA mga testers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    deva ju? nawala nanaman daw yun iphone 5 prototype...hehehe the marketing ploy getting old.

    mag pre-order na daw globe 1st week ng October. meron na daw actual test unit dito sa Globe and selected techy writers. pero they can't released any photos or reviews yet until at least 2 weeks na nag announce ang Apple. meron NDA mga testers.
    Thaks for the info=)

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    Apple's Tim Cook to unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4th - GSMArena.com news

    Apple's Tim Cook to unveil the iPhone 5 on October 4th
    21 September, 2011

    After what felt like an eternity of waiting we finally have some information about Apple's next event. According to some insider information acquired by AllThingsD, the iPhone 5 unveiling will take place on October 4th.

    Reportedly, it will be Tim Cook, who will lead the show for Apple on the big day. He will be joined on stage by Phillip W. Schiller (Senior VP, Worldwide Product Marketing), Scott Forstall (Senior VP, iOS Software) and Eddy Cue (newly appointed Senior VP of Internet Software and Services). Keep in mind that none of this has been officially confirmed so take it with a pinch of salt.

    The exact devices that will be unveiled remain a mystery too. New iPods seem likely, and the next gen iPhone almost certain (though we don't know if it will be an iPhone 4S or 5 or both) and some even expect an iPad 3 announcement, which is really pushing it if you ask us.

    If the October 4th date turns out true that would mean an almost immediate release of the next iPhone on October 15th.

    It's been now over a year since the last (best-selling) iPhone (4) arrived and most Apple users and fans are going crazy with anticipation - heck, even Apple haters are probably waiting to see what the next iPhone will be like.

    We're also expecting iOS 5 to be officially released at the event as it's already nearing its Gold Master version (due September 23rd).

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    parang hinde masyadong nag click ang Iphone 4, feeling ko lang ha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    parang hinde masyadong nag click ang Iphone 4, feeling ko lang ha...
    Feeling mo lang, it is one of the Best-selling phones in History.

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