Based on reports from Gizmodo, on April 19th a letter from Apple was received asking for the lost device back. Hence all reports seem to be true of this being the prototype of the next iPhone. Gizmodo details the events from the night of it being misplaced by an Apple representative at a bar, a patron finding it, Apple remotely bricking the device, Gizmodo purchasing it, dissecting it, and after Gizmodo’s post of this find, Apple asking for it back.
Photo courtesy of Gizmodo.com
If you have no idea what i’m talking about the complete saga can be read at the Gizmodo link below.