Next-gen iPhone Documents Unsealed


Brian Hogan, a 21-year-old Redwood City, Calif., resident, found the phone in a bar. But the affidavit prepared by detective Matthew Broad in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reveals that an important tip came when Hogan’s roommate, Katherine Martinson, called Apple on April 21 to let them know that he had examined it and sent photographs to back up her claim.

Hogan told her that Gizmodo had offered him $10,000 for the phone, and showed her a camera box containing $5,000 in $100 bills, according to the affidavit. It says: “Martinson said Hogan also told her that he will receive a cash bonus from in July, if and when Apple makes an official product announcement regarding the new iPhone.”

The site has also posted copies of the unsealed documents surrounding the case. (PDF warning.)