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Gizmodo Reveals Which Apple Employee Lost the iPhone 4G

Gizmodo Reveals Which Apple Employee Lost the iPhone 4G

Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:08pm by iClarified · 23396 views
Gizmodo has posted some background information about how they obtained the iPhone 4G prototype and who lost it in the first place.

The Gourmet Haus Staudt. A nice place to enjoy good German ales. And if you are an Apple Software Engineer named Gray Powell and you get one too many beers, it's also a nice place to lose the next-generation iPhone.

The 27-year-old Powell—a North Carolina State University 2006 graduate and talented amateur photographer—is an Apple Software Engineer working on the iPhone Baseband Software, the little program that enables the iPhone to make calls.

On the night of March 18, he was enjoying the fine imported ales at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a nice German beer garden in Redwood City, California. He was happy. The place was great. The beer was excellent. "I underestimated how good German beer is," he typed into the next-generation iPhone he was testing on the field, cleverly disguised as an iPhone 3GS. It was his last Facebook update from the secret iPhone. It was the last time he ever saw the iPhone, right before he abandoned it on bar stool, leaving to go home.

Hit the link below to continue the story and read about their phone conversation with Powell. Unfortunately, Gizmodo mentions nothing about how they actually obtained the device, how much they paid, or what Apple is saying.

Poor guy...

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Deena - January 9, 2012 at 1:11pm
This article is a home run, pure and siplme!
KiwiMike - April 20, 2010 at 7:14pm
While I its great for Gizmo to show the 4G, it really sucks that they write about the guy who lost it I would be suing for sure..........
Scott - April 20, 2010 at 12:20pm
This all seems way to convenient for apple. With all the hype about the android platforms and new phones coming out what better way to leak information. I find it amazing Gizmodo just happens to end up with the phone. This is about the same time frame the details of the 3Gs were starting to pop up.
Khaled - April 20, 2010 at 6:55pm
Hype?? you think Apple needs hype?? lol
ricekake - April 20, 2010 at 12:48am
poor guy is working a radar station in alaska as of tomorrow.
Steve_Jobs - April 20, 2010 at 12:45am
Push back? Cancel? No my friend.. Let the hype.... ENSUE!!! The more hype the better!!!
ATMB - April 20, 2010 at 10:27am
LOL hello Steve! xD come on, sue him for 1 billion dollar xD
Joni - January 9, 2012 at 6:37pm
Wowza, problem solevd like it never happened.
Trixie - January 12, 2012 at 11:16am
Kewl you suhold come up with that. Excellent!
Joe Cole
Joe Cole - April 20, 2010 at 12:19am
They're all in this together - Old School.
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