One of the people gave a phone number to Mr. Calderon, which SF Weekly traced to an Apple security official. A San Francisco police spokesman told the newspaper that the real police officers stayed outside while the pair from Apple searched Mr. Calderon’s house and car and examined his computer, an arrangement that raises more questions than it answers about both Apple and the police.
If the incident unfolded as reported, what did the police think they were participating in? Why did the police initially say there was no official report of the search? Were the police officers on duty? Why did it take four of them to accompany the Apple investigators? And, not least, where is the phone?