What if... (you found an iPhone prototype)

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  1. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    YOU Found the 4g prototype at the bar, and being the savvy macrumors reader, you knew what it was. You decided to take it home with you because there was no way you were handing the 4g of to some manager.

    You arrive home. You haven't looked at the phone. Immediately you email Steve (I heard his email address is public)


    "Steve,
    I picked up the 4g prototype, don't worry, it's safely hidden and I haven't even examined it, nor will (although was that a front facing camera that caught my eye?). Steve, you can personally reach me at XXX-XXX-XXXX.

    Sincerely,
    simgar

    What happens? Does he call you? Does he have some nobody? Do they appreciate the extra scrutiny and throw you a free one when. It comes out? Or free Iphones for life??

    Would you have handled it this way?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would have launched a rumor site and that would have been my launch article.
     
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    You'll probably have that special computer security unit knocking at your door--well maybe not knocking...
     
  4. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    I would send the same email, and add a ;) at the end. That means u meen serious bsness.
     
  5. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I would have sold it to palm to help save their company:eek:
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    I would have driven over to Apple Campus and asked for a personal audience with....Phil Schiller, then handed it over to him. I say Phil because he's more likely to give a crap about the effort I'd gone to in getting the phone back than Steve, and I might get a new MacBook out of it :)
     
  7. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    I would have kept it till June 7th....

    and be outside WWDC and showing it to people outside...

    hey look!!!! hey look! it's a time machine!:D
     
  8. Simgar988 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow! You could do a whole terminAtor grand entry and real get people to believe it!!!
     
  9. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Id call up RIM, Microsoft, HTC, Google, DELL, and Palm and sell to the highest bidder.


    Seriously though I really wouldnt know what to do. Id probably just keep it.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd do this.
     
  11. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    More likely you will receive a visit from an attorney who will threaten you with all kinds of legal action if you don't hand it over right NOW! Asking for anything in return would be viewed as extortion - you're in a no-win situation.

    I like Apple's products, but as a company, they are ruthless.
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    I'd engrave "Property of Gawker Media" on it and then FedEx it to 1 Infinite Loop…
     
  13. No ice please macrumors 6502

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  14. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Emailing Steve would be pretty cool. He may even appreciate the fact that you handled it just the way you did.
     
  15. H00513R macrumors 6502a

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    I would dress it up in various costumes and take pictures of it. Maybe some dioramas?
     
  16. tigres macrumors 68040

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    A guy from Coke did that once, called Pepsi- didn't work out to well for the guy.
     

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