“Gray Powell [is a] 27- year-old Apple software engineer who reportedly left his top-secret, next-generation iPhone prototype at the Gourmet Haus Staudt, a bar in Redwood City, Calif., last month [March 18],” Eloise Harper reports for ABC News.
“Powell was celebrating his birthday at this German beer garden and left his phone at the bar,” Harper reports. “MaryAnne Staudt, who co-owns the bar, said that Powell was upset when he returned and attempted to recover the phone and doesn’t believe that it was a publicity stunt done by Apple. Staudt said she felt badly about the situation and for Powell.”
Harper reports, “His last Facebook update before he lost his phone read ‘I underestimated how good German beer is,’ which he typed from his secret iPhone, according to Gizmodo, who obtained it for $5,000 from a patron who found the device… Gizmodo managed to speak briefly to Powell by phone, saying he sounded ‘tired and broken.’ There’s still no word on his future as a software engineer at Apple.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]