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Prototype iPhone finder revealed

The saga of the lost prototype iPhone started with a 21-year-old Silicon Valley resident, who says he regrets not trying harder to find its real owner.

The saga of the lost prototype iPhone started with a 21-year-old Silicon Valley resident, who says he regrets not trying harder to find its real owner, according to a published report.

Brian J Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California, is the person who found the iPhone and was paid by Gizmodo, according to a story published on Thursday by Wired.com.

Hogan's lawyer issued a statement to Wired and said Hogan was in the bar with friends when another patron handed him the phone after finding it on a nearby stool, asked around if anyone owned it, and then left the bar with his friend and the prototype.

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