“”My inbox is chockablock with messages from those who think Apple initiated this,” writes Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who has been one of Apple’s biggest defenders throughout the affair… ‘This is a criminal investigation, not a civil lawsuit,’ he writes. ‘Apple gets to decide whether to file civil litigation. The San Mateo district attorney gets to decide whether to launch a criminal investigation. We don’t know yet whether Apple has been in contact with the DA, but, why wouldn’t they? They can tell the DA what happened. They can’t order the DA what to do.'”
Elmer-DeWitt reports, “Which leaves open the question of whether Apple ever asked the authorities to look into the matter.”
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MacDailyNews Take: All very interesting, but what we really want to find out is who found the iPhone, who removed it from the bar, and sold it to Gizmodo for $5,000? And, was it one person who did all three things?