It's been a rough week for Gray Powell, the Apple engineer who left his iPhone prototype in an ersatz German beer garden only to see it turn up on Gizmodo. So Lufthansa's offering to fly Powell to real Germany, gratis.

The airline forwarded us the letter below, in which Powell is offered a free business-class ticket to Munich to indulge his "passion for German beer and culture." Hopefully the airline is throwing in a return trip to Silicon Valley, as well; the last time we checked, Powell was still an enthusiastic employee of Apple, and now that his name has been made public, the company won't be able to fire the emerging accidental celebrity without a significant PR backlash.

Apple iPhone Misplacer Offered Free Trip to GermanyS