This whole matter of Apple’s new iPhone controversy almost takes on a surreal feel. If your not aware of what’s going on here’s a quick summary. An Apple engineer (Grey Powell still employed for now,but probably taking a ton of heat) misplaced his next generation iPhone in a bar. Brian Hogan finds it left behind on a seat. He soon figured out he had the new iPhone prototype in his hand. He did make some attempts to call Apple which didn’t help matters. To make a longs story short he ended up selling to a tech website called Gizmodo. You can catch the rest of the story from Gizmodo.
When this came to light off course Apple wanted there phone back, which apparently Gizmodo complied. This is where it gets surreal. Shortly thereafter Gizmodo had the doors busted in for an investigation into the whole affair. The original finder, Brian Hogan, has got a lawyer and now says he probably should have done more to return it in the first place.
I’ve never sat down and watched his show but I found The Daily Show’s Jon Stewarts commentary on this matter pretty hilarious. He likens Apple to the “Big Brother” they eluded to in there now famous “1984” advertising when the introduced the Macintosh in the 80’s. Enjoy:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|