Source: Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY
Watching Apple’s every move is a spectator sport. And the spectators have been agog this week over reports that tech blog Gizmodo was in possession of a lost prototype presumed to be the next generation iPhone. Apple lent credence to the reports when Apple Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce Sewell sent a letter to Gizmodo Editorial Director Brian Lam formally requesting the return “of a device that belongs to Apple.”
Reports circulating online say that Steve Jobs himself called Gizmodo asking for the phone back. Apple would not comment for this story. Gizmodo returned the phone to Apple Monday night.
Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen, who examined the prototype and took it apart, told USA TODAY that “what I saw inside is as final as you can get without putting actual serial numbers on it. But Apple is known for doing a couple of final prototypes…and Jobs can change his mind at the last minute. Even if this isn’t the final one it’s darn close to what you’re going to see.”
Tech analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies concurs: “It’s mostly likely that was truly a next generation iPhone....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment