First, it was all about the details of a purported "iPhone 4G." Then the saga of how Gizmodo got that device exploded into a criminal investigation and questions about journalists' rights and responsibilities.
Judge appoints special master to examine Jason Chen's electronic gear and discover information relevant to an iPhone prototype.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) June 3, 2010 6:28 AM PDT
Friends told police Brian Hogan allegedly knew early who owned the lost iPhone prototype, but brushed off attempts to return it, court records show.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) May 14, 2010 2:44 PM PDT
Steve Jobs personally asked Gizmodo to return the 4G prototype, but the blog refused unless Apple provided "confirmation" it was real, according to documents made public Friday.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) May 14, 2010 10:10 AM PDT
Gizmodo editors balked at returning the prototype iPhone, even after Apple CEO Steve Jobs personally asked them to, court documents released Friday show.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) May 14, 2010 1:25 PM PDT
Judge will hear dispute between media organizations and prosecutors on unsealing records concerning the criminal investigation into what may have been a prototype iPhone purchased by Gizmodo.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh) May 11, 2010 9:39 AM PDT
Judge refuses to consider media organizations' request to learn the justification police used to search a Gizmodo editor's home for information about the sale of a possible iPhone prototype.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh) May 6, 2010 4:28 PM PDT
A secret court order sealing records relating to the search of a Gizmodo editor's home violates California law, CNET and other media organizations are planning to tell a judge this week.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) May 4, 2010 9:23 PM PDT
CNET learns that there were at least three people involved, including a man, 21, allegedly paid by Gizmodo for the device, and another, 27, who allegedly shopped it around.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval, Steven Musil and Declan McCullagh) April 29, 2010 2:40 PM PDT
San Mateo County prosecutors are defending the search of a Gizmodo editor's home and seizure of his computers, saying they had evaluated journalist shield laws before asking for a warrant.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) April 28, 2010 12:00 AM PDT
Attorney for parent company says it might file suit against county because a search of editor's home violated law limiting newsroom searches.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) April 28, 2010 10:08 AM PDT
Investigators have interviewed the person who sold the iPhone 4G prototype to Gizmodo for $5,000, the San Jose Business Journal reports, but the person's identity is not yet public.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh) April 27, 2010 3:42 PM PDT
Federal and state laws limiting newsroom searches are unlikely to help Gizmodo's editors, if they're the target of a criminal investigation regarding a prototype iPhone.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) April 27, 2010 10:43 AM PDT
The criminal probe into Apple's errant iPhone prototype is expected to broaden after a police raid on the home of a Gizmodo editor, CNET has learned.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval) April 26, 2010 10:04 PM PDT
San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies served a search warrant on Jason Chen's home last week, according to a published report.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh) April 26, 2010 1:40 PM PDT
It's safe to say that Steve Wozniak feels a kinship with Apple engineers. Last week he spoke on behalf of two that have run afoul of Apple's security rules.
• Photos: Woz has fun with leaked iPhone T-shirt (Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval) April 26, 2010 8:05 AM PDT
Law enforcement in Silicon Valley has been contacted by Apple and is investigating the prototype iPhone 4G reportedly lost in a bar last month by an engineer, CNET has learned.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh) April 23, 2010 12:11 PM PDT
Did you hear the one about the guy who walked into a bar with a next-gen iPhone? A certain Apple employee is about to become uncomfortably famous.
(Posted in Crave by Matt Hickey) April 19, 2010 5:52 PM PDT
Engadget posts images of a phone purportedly found on the floor of a bar in San Jose, suggesting that it's a yet-to-be-released iPhone. On Monday morning, Gizmodo follows with its own set of photos and video of "the real thing."
(Posted in Apple by Steven Musil) April 18, 2010 6:08 PM PDT