Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Its really realy happen in this world, I ask u, question , "What happens when someone ( gray Powell) leaves ( forget or not ) a prototype of the new iPhone sitting on a bar? ' He gets an unofficial fan site, Facebook pages,A Number that could be important, and his name plastered on merchandise...all in the matter of a few hours.
Gizmodo was able to identify the man who lost a prototype of the next-generation iPhone at a bar in California, based on information found on the device. The blog reports that the man's name is Gray Powell and he works (worked?) at Apple's offices in central California.
here is a litlle story bout a lost iPhone
The 27-year-old Powell—a North Carolina State University 2006 graduate and talented amateur photographer—is an Apple Software Engineer working on the iPhone Baseband Software, the little program that enables the iPhone to make calls.
On the night of March 18, he was enjoying the fine imported ales at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a nice German beer garden in Redwood City, California. He was happy. The place was great. The beer was excellent. “I underestimated how good German beer is,” he typed into the next-generation iPhone he was testing on the field, cleverly disguised as an iPhone 3GS. It was his last Facebook update from the secret iPhone. It was the last time he ever saw the iPhone, right before he abandoned it on bar stool, leaving to go home.
Not to be confused with the guy who played Chad in the 2006 movie Hollywoodland, Gray Powell has already earned his name in the annals of tech history. And it has already begun.
The domain GrayPowell.com has already been registered and it is selling t-shirts and other clothes with a printed phrase that reads, "LOST: Next-gen iPhone."
In the first hour of the day, around midnight on April 20, Gray Powell was already the 5th most popular Google search.
No one knows for sure what has happened to Powell since the incident, but there's a good chance that Apple may have let him go. This is one of the biggest blunders in the company's history, unless we're being played for some huge PR stunt.