He holds onto the phone for a couple weeks, poking it, prodding it. He decides to pass the phone off to one of the two top-tier gadget blogs, Engadget and Gizmodo. Engadget declines to buy into the story–after all, any major tech site receives boatloads of “next-gen iPhone” leaks, and 99.99% of them are fake. This one, unfortunately for them, is that 0.01% that is completely real.
Gizmodo, while still unsure of the phone’s authenticity, is curious enough to pay $5,000 for the phone (less, apparently, than the $10,000 offer reportedly made to Engadget). And since Secret Source was unable to return the phone, Gizmodo believes they’re okay to buy it and examine it more closely. It’s probably a Chinese counterfeit, but $5,000 isn’t so much to pay on the off chance it turns out to be real–that’d be the scoop of the century!
a. Go farther down the rabbit hole. Click here.
b. Wait a second. Gizmodo paid $5,000 for this gadget of questionable providence? There’s no way they dropped that much money on something that might’ve been a counterfeit–they must’ve known something was up. Click here.