Why companies test phones in the wild

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Why companies test phones in the wild

Taking an unreleased iPhone out in the world may sound risky, but it is necessary.

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As CNET reported yesterday, a second unreleased Apple iPhone has gone astray. The secret device was lost at a San Francisco bar in late July, CNET reporters Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval wrote, and Apple quickly conducted an aggressive campaign to find it.

If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Remember that last year, an Apple computer engineer accidentally left a prototype iPhone 4 in a German beer garden in Redwood City, Calif. And just today, the two men who allegedly sold the device to tech blog Gizmodo … [Read more]

Why companies test phones in the wild

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