LifeinAsia - 4:32 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have trouble calling the phone stolen. If someone broke into Apple HQ and physically stole the prototype, yes, I would consider that theft. If someone lifted the phone out of the guy's jacket, yes, I would consider that theft. But picking up an abandoned phone in a bar? Hard to call it theft. Especially after (apparently) trying to return it.
Replace "Apple product" with any famous person and you have the paparazzi creed. It's not an exact analogy, but pretty close.
"People, if you get your hands on an Apple product, people will pay a high price for it! Websites, if you show off an unreleased Apple product, tons of news sites will link to you and you'll bank off of it!"