This information ought to do wonders for Steve Jobs’ reputation: Before convincing police to launch a felony investigation into the leak of the next-generation iPhone, Jobs himself contacted the tech site Gizmodo to try to recover it. Court documents unsealed Friday revealed the notoriously secretive Apple CEO called Gizmodo and demanded the phone be returned. Gizmodo bought the phone from a man who had found it in a beer garden, and Jobs reportedly feared “huge” losses in sales to current models after the pictures were published on the website. Police seized 22 items—including an iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, and an Apple base station—in a raid on Gizmodo employee Jason Chen’s home, though no charges were filed against Chen. Chen is still under investigation.
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