On the evening of Thursday, 18th of March, Apple Software Engineer Gray Powell was celebrating his 27th birthday at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a German beer garden just 20 miles from the company’s Infinite Loop headquarters in Redwood City, California.
He also happened to be field-testing the next-generation iPhone at the time. He posted a Facebook update from the secret prototype, (disguised as a regular 3G), “I underestimated how good German beer is“.
Obviously, he underestimated too much, as he promptly set the new iPhone down on the stool next to him and left the bar! Gizmodo got the phone and full story here:
Rumour is, Bill Gates also left a new Microsoft prototype phone in the bar, but three weeks later it was still there…