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Unopened first-gen iPhone appears on eBay for $10,000

After months of rumors and speculation, Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone on January 9, 2007 in front of a large Macworld audience at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The handset would later become available for purchase on June 29 of that year, and the rest, as they say, is history. And now you can own part of that great history for a mere $10,000…

Woman sues Apple after walking into one of its retail store’s glass doors

Just when we thought we had heard it all, this story surfaced. CBS New York is reporting that an 83-year old woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple after she sustained injuries walking into a glass door at its Manhassett Store in Long Island, NY.

The woman’s name is Evelyn Paswall, and she’s going after Apple for a staggering $1 million dollars in medical expenses and punitive damages. Apparently Evenlyn broke her nose during the incident, and is now suing the company for negligence…

US Cellular Says That iPhone Isn’t “Cutting Edge” Enough For Its Network

Wireless carriers will typically do anything and everything to become an iPhone partner. But there have been some operators that have turned down the opportunity to carry the handset, such as US Cellular.

America’s 6th largest wireless carrier told investors last month that it had just turned down a deal from Apple regarding its smartphone, citing “unacceptable terms.” Now the operator is saying the iPhone’s lack of “cutting edge” technology also played a factor in its decision to walk…

HTC Executive Says Kids Don’t Want the iPhone “Because Dad Has One”

Why is it that people in the most visible positions in the tech industry sometimes say the dumbest things? First there was Nokia’s U.S. president, Chris Weber, who claimed that Apple’s focus on apps in iOS was “out-dated.”

Now we have HTC America’s acting president Martin Fichter telling an audience at this week’s Mobile Future Forward event why college kids don’t think iPhones are cool anymore. GeekWire relays Fichter’s ridiculous comments…

Why You Should Never Buy an iPad in a Parking Lot

The fact that Apple products are highly sought after and typically more expensive than similar electronics make them the perfect tool for scam artists. An Apple gadget offered at a significant discount is enough to make anyone oblivious to scandal.

That certainly seems to be the basis of an epidemic that has Grand Prairie police officers scratching their heads. The North-Texas city has seen over a dozen instances of a recurring scam involving fake Apple products…

Whoopsie! Nokia Uses iPhone 4 in Advertisement

This post could have been titled “How to lose your job at Nokia in just one advertisement,” and that’s probably what will happen to one, or several, Nokia employees that definitely have no attention for detail.

This ad was spotted in an Australian mall. As you can tell, the woman in this picture is actually using an iPhone 4…

Fedex Delivery Man Caught Forging iPad Deliveries

As you’re probably well aware of, we love it when criminals get their comeuppance. It’s even a little extra entertaining if the crooks get nabbed due to a lack of common sense. Such is the case for our next 2 villains.

KPLCTV is reporting that 2 men have been arrested in Jennings, Louisiana in connection with multiple ‘forged iPad deliveries’. Apparently, over the last few months, a FedEx driver has been stealing iPads from his truck and forging customers’ signatures…

Man Arrested After Forcing his Girlfriend to Eat an iPhone

We’ve seen some pretty crazy stories involving the iPhone over the last few months. Just recently, a man was apprehended and charged for a home invasion after police found his iPhone at the scene of the crime.

The latest story to surface comes from The New York Post. The news outlet has gotten its paws on court documents that detail a domestic dispute involving a prolific patent attorney who allegedly forced an iPhone down his girlfriend’s throat…

Another Patent Troll Pops Up, Seeks License Deals from Apple and Others

While the Lodsys saga with Apple and its developers drudges on, another company has decided to join in the patent troll party. This time, it’s an Indian-based company by the name of Kootol, and this time, they’re not just going after the little guys.

FOSSPatents is reporting that Kootol has distributed a press release announcing that it has sent “notices” to a long list of companies (large and small) regarding their use of Kootol’s Intellectual Property. The IP in question involves social “feeds” like you’d find in Twitter or Facebook…

Dumb Burglar Leaves iPhone at Crime Scene, Inevitably Gets Caught by Police

Here’s a little lesson to all the would-be criminals out there: If you are going to break into your ex-girlfriend’s house, don’t leave your iPhone behind as evidence. While most of us consider that common sense, that doesn’t seem to be the case with Mr. Jason Scott Davis.

The 34-year-old Northern Californian is in custody as the prime suspect of a late-May home invasion. Authorities arrested Davis after discovering his iPhone in his girlfriend’s bathtub the night of the robbery…

Making Terroristic Threats Against Apple Will Never Help Fixing Your iPhone

Although I’ve typically had enjoyable experiences with Apple Store staff members, that doesn’t seem to be the case for everybody. I’ve come across several stories where customers have left Apple Stores extremely upset with its employees.

One of the most interesting tales I’ve come across lately was featured in a recent TUAW article. If you haven’t heard the story of Joe Lipari and his infamous Apple Store-Facebook-rant turned felony, you might want to keep reading…