Apple nick Bitterwallet's security system?

20 March 2010

Bitterwallet - the iPad Here’s an odd story. Back in the day when Bitterwallet was just a glint in the eye of its grillionaire, semi-reptilian overlord, and writers such as this correspondent were being recruited, we were each presented with a ‘Bitterwallet Blueprint,’ the detailed plan for the website that you have all grown to love and avidly read.

But that 873-page document was not intended for public consumption – its contents were to be kept top secret and the following stipulations (from a 10-page pact agreement) were placed upon anyone who was chosen to view it…

  • Would-be readers of the document must promise to keep it isolated in a room with blacked-out windows.
  • To ensure that it can't be removed, the document must also remain tethered to a fixed object
  • Bitterwallet will not send out the document until potential contributors send photographic evidence to prove that they've complied.

Now, out of nowhere, and according to Business Week, comes word of Apple’s plans for pre-release users of the iPad.

Would-be testers of the tablet-style computer, due to be released Apr. 3, must promise to keep it isolated in a room with blacked-out windows, according to four people familiar with the more than 10-page pact that bars partners from disclosing information about the iPad.

To ensure that it can't be removed, the iPad must also remain tethered to a fixed object, said the people, who asked not to be named because their plans for the iPad have not been made public. Apple (AAPL) won't send out an iPad until potential partners send photographic evidence that they've complied.

Oooh, cheeky!

[via Guardian]

TOPICS:   Gadgets   Privacy

3 comments

  • Rolly
    God Apple are mental!
  • Rob
    Yet another Apple non story.
  • dunfyboy
    Apple protecting 10 year old technology. Whoopdeefuckingdoo.

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