A commentator at Digg, which has so far clocked 1007 comments on the story about the police raid, similarly shed few tears for Chen.
"I have to say that I have no sympathy for this guy. He took what he knew was a product that was secret and meant millions if not billions of dollars and posted it all over the Internet. I am glad he did it, but it was still irresponsible and dumb. I know the excitement of it all might have caused some bad judgment, but this guy was a moron if he thought Apple was not gonna make an example out of him," wrote lukewind.
Others say the entire thing may have been orchestrated by Apple to stimulate buzz and publicity for its next hotly anticipated version of the iPhone. ABC News reader calico_jack73 wrote, "I'm really thinking this was all planned by Apple to hype the iPhone."
But Hawks5999 commented on Mashable, "If it's a marketing ploy, it's being done wrong. It's making people look negatively at Apple in a way they otherwise wouldn't have."