While Gizmodo showed off a prototype iPhone HD/iPhone 4G just over a week ago, and revealed the identity of the Apple engineer who brought it to the now-infamous bar, the identity of the man who brought it from the bar to Gizmodo was not revealed -- until now.
An investigation by Wired involving (we kid you not), looking at social network posts and confirmed via a source (which was not revealed) led them to Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California who, through his lawyer, said:
- a story broadly matching that previously provided by Gizmodo
- that he regrets not doing more to try and return the iPhone prototype
- that the $5000 he received from Gizmodo was for exclusive access to the device for review purposes
According to his lawyer, he's also a good boy.
UPDATE: CNET has identified the man who contacted technology blogs like Gizmodo, Engagdget, etc. about the iPhone prototype as Sage Robert Wallower, a 27-year-old University of California at Berkeley student.
Police continue their investigation, the internet continues their discussion.