According to an indictment, Thomas Moyer, Apple’s head of security, promised to give 200 iPads to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office in exchange for securing four-concealed-carry licenses for the Apple security team. Also charged were Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen were also indicted on a charge of requesting a bribe.
That’s $70,000 worth of iPads, gang. Mr. Moyer’s lawyer says that it is true that Apple applied for four concealed-carry permits. He admits that it is also true that Apple was considering donating the iPads to the Sheriff’s Office, but, he assures, the two are not connected. Apple just has an ongoing dispute with the Sheriff’s Office. Hmmm. A dispute with your local sheriff has not been a good thing since the days of Wyatt Earp. Perhaps we could arrange an O.K. Corral settlement for the dispute. Tim Cook vs. the Sheriff of Santa Clara County. The iPhone 12 vs. Smith & Wesson MP .38 Revolver.