Who is Gray Powell: Apple Worker Loses New iPhone 4.0 in Bar
You Know How That New iPhone Prototype Made It's Way Onto Gizmodo? Well, You Can Thank Gray Powell For That. He's the Apple Employee Who Lost the iPhone 4.0 in a Bar. So Did Gray Powell Get Fired?
You may have had a bad day at work, but at least you're not Gray Powell. Powell is the Apple employee who managed to leave his new yet-to-be released iPhone in a Redwood City bar. The new iPhone 4.0 ended up being featured on the tech site Gizmodo for all the world to see.
Apple, a company that love nothing more than to keep a secret, is likely not amused with Gary Powell.
How Did Gray Powell Lose the iPhone 4.0 Prototype?
Powell was drinking with some buddies at a German beer garden in Redwood City. After a few too many pints, Powell left the bar without his new iPhone. Someone picked it up and tried to return it. After failing to contact anyone, the person who found it realized what he had and it made its way to Gizmodo.
Who is Gray Powell?
Gray Powell is a 27-year-old Apple software engineer. He attended North Carolina State University and is an aspiring photographer.
Did Gray Powell Get Fired?
Apparently not. Gray Powell is still an Apple employee for now. He may be disciplined or fired considering how big the story has become.
Of course, the fact that the found iPhone story has gotten so big might save his job. Thus far, many Twitter users are supporting Gray Powell, who they refer to as "iPhone Guy." Many are sympathetic, chalking it up to an honest mistake. Firing Gray Powell may make for some bad publicity.
Even Gizmodo, which uncovered Gray Powell's mistake, thinks Apple should take it easy on him.
The only mistake would be to fire Gray in the name of Apple's legendary impenetrable security, breached by the power of German beer and one single human error.