Apple: We want our iPhone back

Summary:Apple has formally request the return of the iPhone that Gizmodo acquired. It's real, mystery solved.

Gizmodo received a phone call today from Apple (rumor is that El Jobso called personally) requesting its prototype iPhone "device" back. Editorial Director Brian Lam laid down the terms: "all they have to do to get it back is to claim it—on record."

Apple Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell complied, sending a concise and terse letter to Gizmodo which reads:

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.

Anyone still think that it was a controlled leak from Apple or some elaborate PR stunt? Anyone want to be that the Giz is off Apple's Christmas card list?

Photo: TheFunTimesGuide.com

Topics: Telcos, Apple, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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