How Apple recovered an original iPhone prototype in total secrecy

The most prominent iPhone prototype that Apple ever lost was the iPhone 4 that was forgotten in a bar by an Apple engineer months before its actual launch. But things could have been a lot different if a stranger had found a lost original iPhone prototype that was left in an airplane by Tony Fadell, who was in charge of iPod engineering at the time. The best part of the story is that Fadell mounted up a massive search for the prototype, but the people searching for it didn’t even know what they were looking for. “Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret. He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world,” Tony Fadell, who hasn’t been working for Apple since 2010, told BBC in an interview. “I was sweating bullets,” the former Apple exec said, as he was thinking about how he was going to explain to Steve Jobs that he lost an iPhone prototype. Fadell got off a plane, and the iPhone was missing. “I was walking through every scenario thinking about what could happen,” he said. “It fell out of my pocket, and it was lodged in between the seats!” According

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