You remember the lost iPhone debacle last year? If you don’t, let me refresh your memory.

Apple engineer goes to a bar, gets drunk, forgets a prototype of what will later be known as the iPhone 4. Another dude finds the prototype, sells it to Gizmodo which of course ran the full story about “the next iPhone“. Apple gets pissed, sends cops over to Gizmodo editor’s house, bust down his door, which was the beginning of a long investigation.

I made it short but you get the idea. Here we are, 11 months later, and it seems the investigation is getting close to an end…

The results of the investigations? Well we don’t know much right now. While prosecutors say Gizmodo should be held responsible, freedom of press advocacy groups say the site was just doing its job: breaking news.

I’m sure we’ll find out more in the next few weeks.

What do you think?

  • iProf.

    Haha why even bother. The iPhone 4 is out and Apples plans didnt fail due to this leak.

  • Doug

    I think apple owes this guy some money

    • Dirk

      Apple owes gizmodo nothing. The phone was stolen from a drunk- not lost. Gizmodo should be shut down.

      • Shut up, the engineer was drunk & left at the bar, I was there.

      • Lost iPhone Finder

        I did not STEAL IT! Why is everyone blaming me for this!?!?!?! I just saw a dude with an Apple shirt leaving a bar and picked up his lost iPhone to give it to him, but he already left so I just kept it!

      • According to testimony of the roomate of the guy who “found” it, they knew who it belonged to after browsing the phone. He said something like: too bad, he shouldn’t have left his phone. You should read it sometime. So if you drop your house keys on the sidewalk does that mean I can enter your home with them?

  • Doug

    Or they should gizmodo the first exclusive press release of the next iPhone

  • Federico

    Que Apple tenga mas cuidado.

    • Ke?

      • Fabio Rodrigues

        “Que Apple tenga mas cuidado.”
        means:

        “Apple be more carefull next time”

        😀

  • kokhean

    At least Apple got publicity.

  • eatlumpia

    Come up with a new design……..

  • nick

    This report is stupid, stop posting Articles which get peoples hopes up that some real information will be revealed. I knew everything in this since last year.
    God this site is getting worse everyday.

    • Thor

      While I will whithold judgement for now on the overall quality of this site. This post is the most worthless, no info, say nothing waste of time and bandwidth I have seen in a very long time.

  • Apple and Steve jobs are dumb. leave gizmodo alone, it wasn’t his fault the apple engineer got drunk and left the iPhone there.

    • Jasper

      How can steve Jobs do anything about this? It’s the apple engeneer’s fault, he shouldn’t get drunk with the new iPhone in his pocket. He should leave it at home, if Steve Jobs could do anything about this, he would do it

  • Xepptizz

    It was a win win situation for both. I bet the shares went up considerably after the gzmodo article

  • Sb

    If apple was smart they would make up fake prototypes and let a couple engineers leave the at bars to mess with us. Then when new iPhone comes out we would be suprised.

  • Sb

    If apple was smart they would make up fake prototypes and let a couple engineers leave them at bars to mess with us. Then when new iPhone comes out we would be suprised.

  • RanKer

    The guy made positive impact on Iphone and should be rewarded.