Apple requests return of lost iPhone prototype

by admin April 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

Gizmodo said Monday evening it is making arrangements to return an errant device that is believed to be a prototype of the next iPhone following a request from Apple’s legal department, which it calls verification of the device’s authenticity.

The tech blog site revealed early Monday that it was in possession of a device it concluded to be a prototype of the unreleased and as-yet-unannounced next-generation iPhone G4. The device was reportedly found last month on the floor of a San Francisco Bay Area bar after reportedly being left by a customer who was identified as an Apple employee.

An examination of the device, which was initially masked in the body of an iPhone 3G, pretty much convinced Gizmodo editors that this was the genuine. The ultimate evidence, according to Brian Lam, the editorial director at Gizmodo parent Gawker, came in the form of a terse letter he received later Monday from Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell.

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  1. Nice new spin on PR’n the new iPhone from Apple. I think it’s all of Apple’s plan. Anyone want to take a shot at what Steve Jobs might say?

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