The men, who were accused of selling the device to gadget blog Gizmodo last year, were sentenced to one year of probation, 40 hours of public service, and a requirement that each pay $250 in restitution to Apple, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told CNET. Brian Hogan[right], the man who allegedly found the prototype in a bar, and Sage Wallower, who allegedly helped Hogan shop the device around to technology sites, were charged with misdemeanor theft in early August.
$500 total, huh? Can you even get an iPhone 4 for $500, over a year and a half later?
It wasn’t for a lack of trying…
Wagstaffe asked that the two serve some jailtime, but their spotless records and military history convinced the judge that they should just get probation.