David Letterman’s Top 10 Excuses of the Guy Who Lost the iPhone Prototype (with video)

CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman featured “Top 10 Excuses of the Guy Who Lost the iPhone Prototype” on last night’s show (April 21, 2010):

Direct link to video via CBS here.

MacDailyNews Take: And AT&T takes another roundhouse right in the kisser! (As they laugh their way to the bank.)

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  1. That’s funny, especially no 1.

    And Apple/ATT continue to get a lot of free mileage over this soon to be converted R&D;to Marketing dept genius. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Does David Letterman affect my life?
    To use his words, “no, I couldn’t care less!”

    Maybe that’s why Jay is beating the iPants off of him. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. ABC News reporter and NightLine host Ted Koppell (for those of you old enough to remember him) once famously said, “If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself as the subject of David Letterman’s Top Ten List, you’re toast.”

    Adieu, Gray. Good luck at your next job.

  4. A transcription as requested:
    10. Couldn’t call Apple for help because I lost my iPhone.
    9. I’m more of a Kindle guy.
    8. You mean besides being drunk out of my mind?
    7. Distraught [that] Kate Gosselin kicked off dancing with the stars
    6. Thought there was an App that would whisk it back to my house
    5. It must have fallen out of my iPants
    4. Volcanic ash! Run!
    3. Lets just blame Goldman Sachs
    2. At least I didn’t lose my finger like that iPad guy
    1. It didn’t work anyways, it uses AT&T;

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