“We all know how frustrating it can be to lose personal belongings,” the letter states, “Especially when it is such a unique item.” (Is that the understatement of the year, or what?) The letter goes on to note, “with great interest,” Powell’s “passion for German beer and culture.”
Powell reportedly lost the iPhone prototype in , a German beer garden located in Redwood City, California, right after updating his Facebook status to say: “I underestimated how good German beer is.”
“We thought you could use a break soon — and therefore would like to offer you complimentary Business Class transportation to Munich, where you can literally pick up where you last left off.”
Not a bad deal, Gray — sure, it probably doesn’t make up for the fact that you lost Apple’s, um, super-secret iPhone, but it’s not a bad deal at all.
And, of course, just in case any of us still think that perhaps the Gawker blog network went too far for the scoop by throwing Gray Powell under the bus — Valleywag throws in a note about how, “now that his name has been made public, the company won’t be able to fire the emerging accidental celebrity without a significant PR backlash.”