Hopefully, it wasn’t the same dude that forgot it this time. You know, it was just an iPhone 5 prototype.
I don’t get it. I’d probably forget my kid somewhere before I forget my iPhone. What’s that? Uh-huh. Whatever. You can act as shocked as you want at my statement, but if you have an iPhone, the same thing most likely applies to you – unless you don’t have kids or you own a 1st generation iPhone (I know some people like that), in which case you’re not even allowed in the back of the bus, you have to like run after it or something, and you are probably wanting to lose that thing anyway. Or have it stolen so you can get a new model with the insurance money.
The point is, we’re all protective of our iPhones, and they’re not even super secret, out-in-the-field-for-testing, you-better-not-lose-it-or-else invaluable iPhone 5 prototypes. And yet, one of Apple engineers left it behind in a San Francisco area bar a couple of weeks ago. I know, shit happens, and it wouldn’t be that bad if it wasn’t the second year in a row an Apple employee forgets a prototype during a night out in the city. Last year, Apple Software Engineer Gray Powell forgot the iPhone 4 prototype on a stool at The Gourmet Haus Staudt, Redwood City, California, after a couple of drinks and updating his Facebook status to “I underestimated how good German beer is.” You don’t say.
Some think it might be a marketing tactic to increase the public’s interest. Who knows? It definitely sounds less dumb than an Apple employee losing a freaking iPhone prototype. In a bar. Again.
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