Steve Jobs Thought “Deeply” About Legal Action Against Gizmodo

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At today's G8 event, Steve Jobs talked quickly about what happened between Apple and Gizmodo. This is the first time he has said anything publicly about the the leaked iPhone 4G and the tech blog that acquired the allegedly stolen unit. He explains that some advised him against going after Gizmodo, but he had to think "deeply" about what happened. Said he couldn't let it slide. This may mean that Apple is ready to take on Giz full-force. This may have even struck a personal chord with Jobs:

"You know, when this whole thing with Gizmodo happened, I got advice from people who said 'you gotta just let it slide, you shouldn't go after a journalist just because they bought stolen property and tried to extort you.' And I thought deeply about this, and I concluded the worst thing that could happen is if we change our core values and let it slide. I can't do that. I'd rather quit."

Earlier during the same interview, Jobs mentioned that there is an ongoing investigation, however, he shared what he knows (or what he will comment on) at this point, "To make a product you need to test it. You have to carry them outside. One of our employees was carrying one. There's a debate about whether he left it in a bar, or it was stolen out of his bag. The person who found it tried to sell it, they called Engadget, they called Gizmodo."

Though he did say that he does not know how the case will end up.

(D8 via Engadget)

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