Via MacNews: Analysts say seizing of blogger's computers may harm Apple

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Some choice quotes from the MacNews summary of the MarketWatch piece:

“There is no way that this is not negative in some way for the company,” [Roger] Kay told MarketWatch. “The question here is what is Apple hoping to get?”

Easy answer: They’re trying to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. It’d be a significant disincentive for future iThingy prototype thieves if this one went to jail.

And this one:

“Apple has been drifting into looking like the wrong side of their famous Big Brother ad for some time,” added Rob Enderle, a longtime Silicon Valley technology analyst. “This could easily turn out to be one of the biggest mistakes the firm has ever made because the investigation … could showcase other Apple problems as this story snowballs.”

Um, yeah. Rob Enderle is one helluva’ analyst. I’m sure he’s right about this one, too.

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