Next-Gen iPhone Finder Found

By  |  Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

My pals (and former PCWorld/Macworld colleagues) Brian Chen and Kim Zetter have quite a scoop over at They’ve located the guy who says he found Apple’s next-generation iPhone prototype in a Redwood City, California bar. According to a statement issued by his lawyer, he’s a 21-year-old taking a break from school who teaches kids to swim, has volunteered at a Chinese orphanage, and helps raise money for medical care for orphans in Kenya. And he’s sorry he accepted a payment from Gizmodo in return for access to the phone.

From the moment this story hit, it was obviously inevitable that we’d learn who this guy was–sooner or later, one way or another. Kudos to Brian and Kim for (two of the best tech reporters I know) for breaking the story.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Zip Says:

    You mean thief not founder. How’s the story turning out i have big problem believing the guy left it behind.

  2. blablabla Says:

    give me a break.. was offered access to the phone by this guy. those reporters didn’t break any story.. they decided to turn on their source that offered them access to the phone in exchange for money in the first place

    I don’t see this as a scoop…I wonder why Engadget and FAILED to report they were offered access to the stolen phone in exchange for money DAYS before Gizmodo decided paycheck journalism was good enough for them..

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