Kommer ni ihåg när Gizmodo fick tag på en prototyp av iPhone 4? Det var i mitten av april 2010 som en Appleanställd tappade, glömde eller på annat sätt blev av med en iPhone 4 på en bar i San Fransisco som ännu inte hade visats upp för allmänheten.
Killen som hittade telefonen heter Brian och har nu berättat sin sida av historien i en AMA (Ask Me Anything) på Reddit.
”Hey guys, My name is Brian and 3 years ago I played a part in the infamous leaking of the iPhone 4. A few people have suggested that I do an AMA, so here I am! ”
Det är intressant läsning och en ganska ångerfull kille som berättar.
How much money did you make from the entire episode?
Gizmodo told me they would give me $5,000 for the story, and another $3,000 after it was confirmed by Apple to be real. They knew that there was no way in hell I was going to be able to ask for the $3,000 after the story aired, but I didn’t. I ended up having to hire and expensive lawyer and had to pay him much much more than $5,000.
Why not leave it with the bar management? That seems like the most appropriate thing you could have done. The owner would surely check there. People leave stuff at bars all the time.
Yeah I agree with you, I should have done that! I was 21, drunk, and I didn’t think about that at the time however.
How did the ordeal affect your relationships with your friends/family?
It was extremely tough on my family, there were news vans in front of my house and we ended up staying at a hotel in the east bay for a week until they left. My name got out in the media because my girlfriend at the time made a Facebook post about it, which I asked her to delete, but the press found her and she couldn’t deal with all the stress that followed and we broke up maybe 3 months after that