Brian Hogan, the guy who found the iPhone 4 at a bar a few years back and sold it to Gizmodo has finally spoken up on Reddit.
Apparently, he found the phone because a “random drunk guy” handed it to him saying, “don’t forget your phone!” He told the stranger that it wasn’t his phone, but the guy told Hogan that he should find the owner. It was’t until the next day that Hogan noticed something was different about the handset:
The next day I woke up and actually forgot that I had the phone at first, then went about trying to figure out who it belonged to. I checked Craigslist, then started looking at the actual phone for clues. First I noticed that the screen looked like it had a higher resolution than any iPhone I had seen, then that the case had plastic pieces/buttons in strange places. When I took the case off I found an iPhone with a flat back, flat edges, and a forward facing camera. There were two bar code stickers on the back, and there were a series of x’s instead of a serial number. I was very curious/excited at this point, but I had no idea what I had.
Apparently, Gizmodo never paid him his full amount, either. He was offered $5,000 for the iPhone, and if it was confirmed as real, he’d receive $3,000 (he didn’t get that part).
You can check it out here.