iPhone Finder Regrets His 'Mistake'

Brian X. Chen and Kim Zetter of Wired write:

"The person who found and sold an Apple iPhone prototype says he regrets not doing more to return the device to its owner, according to a statement provided by his attorney Thursday in response to queries from

Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California, says although he was paid by tech site Gizmodo, he believed the payment was for allowing the site exclusive access to review the phone. Gizmodo emphasized to him "that there was nothing wrong in sharing the phone with the tech press," according to his attorney Jeffrey Bornstein."

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StarScream4Ever2823d ago

Poor fella,
Sometimes greed gets into the head and what could've been a simple return to the owner, instead personal greed ignited a hunt by the Apple's Gestapo.

Hope he still got his head after dealing with all of this.


Raypture2823d ago

Poor guy, thing is most other companies wouldn't care about such a leak but apple does, a few years back there was reportedly a leak about a router from apple and the guy who leaked it was sued like mad. This has really advertised the iPhone a lot but apple won't see that.

Baliw2823d ago

What if instead of Gizmodo it had been sold to HTC, Motorola, etc... ?

Noctis Aftermath2823d ago (Edited 2823d ago )

If it had been sold to those companies he would of never have to deal with this sh1t and probably made more money to boot, if that was me i would of sold it to a phone company and be done with it.

Chances are that even if apple got the phone off the guy the very next day after it was lost that they would of made up some bullsh1t just so they could seize and search his home computers to make sure he didn't copy anything, and i sure as hell wouldn't want to deal with that crap if i had tried to do the right thing.
This guy should of sold it to HTC, microsoft etc or just dumped it somewhere.

FantasyStar2823d ago (Edited 2823d ago )

Screw the money and screw apple, I know what I would've done.

"Will it Blend?"

SKUD2823d ago

Eh, hes still alive. I bet the dude originally lost it is in someones trunk dead by now.

Jab-dees-nuts2823d ago

why didn't the dude kept it anonymous? i would of met in person and asked for cash, the run off into the night...or sh!t just use a diffremt name?

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