Where Did Apple Lose their Prototype for the Next iPhone?
The biggest story on the internet yesterday seemed too impossible and too unbelievable to ever be true--some absent-minded Apple employee left a prototype for the new Apple iPhone in bar and it subsequently landed in the hands of tech site, Gizmodo. We admit when we first read Gizmodo's story yesterday, we laughed to ourselves. Sure, someone just happened to leave it in a bar for a Gizmodo blogger to find.
Although the story is a little more complicated--someone else actually found the iPhone and Gizmodo paid $5,000 for it--the truth remains--some absent-minded Apple employee actually did leave a prototype for the new Apple iPhone in a bar.
While we're curious as to how said absent-minded employee is faring in the wake of the leak, we're turning our attention to the bar where he left the iPhone behind.
Gizmodo has revealed the place of the most unfortunate tech incident of this decade to be the Gourmet Haus Staudt & Beer Garden Staudt in Redwood City, Calif.
Check out the leaked iPhone 4G photos from Gizmodo and more, after the jump
As you guess from the bar's name, the place serves up German beer in their beer garden from Mondays through Saturdays. There's also a German shop on site where folks can get specialty foods and products from Germany.
In this scandal-obsessed day and age, where the town that was the scene of Ben Roethlisberger's alleged sexual assault is receiving a tourism boost, you would think the Gourmet Haus Staudt would want to hype up their location in the wake of the iPhone leak. Or at least brag a bit about how Apple employees can be found knocking back a few beers there. But the Gourmet Haus Staudt has taken a different approach.
According to their Facebook page, the bar says:
This is the wrong type of publicity. I wish the phone would of been turned In to our lost and found so we could have returned it to it's owner.
Commendable. We think Milledgeville, Georgia should take note of this. As for that Apple engineer, he could always consider a new career in brewing beer by enrolling in the German Beer School.
· German Haus Staudt [Official Site]
· How Apple Lost the Next iPhone [Gizmodo]
· For Apple, Lost iPhone is a Big Deal [NY Times]