Thiefs broke in to Microsoft’s campus and stole iPads

Thanks to 9to5Mac for pointing us towards an article in the Palo Alto based independent newspaper, Daily Post. According to the report from yesterday (Friday 4th Jan), thiefs broke in to the Mountain View Microsoft campus and got away with 5 iPads.

“Two iPad 2s and two iPad 3s with a combined value of more than $3,000 were taken some time between Dec. 19th and Dec. 26th on the company’s campus.” 

There was a 5th tablet: a 4th gen iPad worth $729 involved in the robbery. Considering Bill Gates himself wouldn’t even buy iPads for his kids’ Christmas gifts, it’s a little surprising to hear that the Microsoft offices are loaded with Apple-branded tablets. Although no humor should be taken from a robbery, I still couldn’t help giggling at the last line in the report which simply states, “No Microsoft products were reported stolen.”

Via: 9to5Mac

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  • FromGotham

    It should be “thieves” not “thiefs.” Sorry, I had to.

  • SkyPira

    My, what a vindictive article this is.

  • lean6rtj2

    That’s pretty embarrassing.

  • Appleisascoolasasparagus

    I find it funny that this is considered news. When one only has to realize that most Apple techs use Dell Computers running Windows. lol. So when you call in the apple care you are talking to someone who is handling your account on a Dell. 
    Its also not surprising that Microsoft would have some Apple products laying around. Its not very surprising at all. Most companies buy their competitors products in order to compete better. I guarantee you that there are a bunch of Windows computers and tablets laying around Apple campuses and offices. 
    Your knowledge of how the tech world operates becomes apparent with statements like ” it’s a little surprising to hear that the Microsoft offices are loaded with Apple-branded tablets”. Thats like me saying “it’s a little surprising that Santa wears a red suit” or “it’s a little surprising to hear that a car drives on wheels.” 
    I especially like the part where you claim that 5 apple products on a campus with hundreds of other tech products is considered being “loaded with Apple-branded tablets”. Seriously? Does that mean that if I buy a five pound bag of jelly beans that has four black jelly beans in it, that is “loaded with black jelly beans” ?

  • Appleisascoolasasparagus

    ha. The guardian reports more on the store in that “The iPads were said to have been taken from an office where Microsoft develops new software for Apple products.”. So there is the reason they had the products. For development of apps for apple. 
    Maybe Cam should do a little more research than just copy and pasting articles from 9to5 mac and assuming that microsoft has some hidden love of apple products.