“The father of Gray Powell, the Apple engineer who reportedly lost a prototype of the iPhone 4G, says his son was reeling following the incident,” Greg Sandoval reports for CNET. “‘Of course he was devastated,’ Robert Powell told CNET in a phone interview Wednesday. ‘He loves the company.'”
“Gray Powell, 27, finds himself in the middle of media frenzy after losing a handset that appears to be a next-generation iPhone, a device that has yet to be released or even acknowledged by Apple Last month, Gray Powell visited the Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, Calif., to celebrate his birthday and apparently forgot the prototype at the bar,” Sandoval reports. “A person who has yet to be identified picked up the phone [and eventually it was sold to Gizmodo for $5,000].”
Sandoval reports, “Robert Powell had strong opinions about the person who found the phone ‘The bottom line is the guy stole the phone,’ he said. ‘The guy’s a thief.'”
Sandoval asked, “”Is Gray Powell in jeopardy of losing his job? ‘I think he’ll be okay,’ said Robert Powell. ‘He’s good at what he does. He’s a hard worker.'”
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