The Best Exclusives of the Year

These are the stories you couldn't find anywhere else. From Apple's security slips to Facebook's prolific profile breach, check out Gizmodo's best Exclusives from 2010.

The Best Exclusives of the Year

1. This Is Apple's Next iPhone - April 19th
You are looking at Apple's next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing, and here are all the details.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

2. A Cellphone Exploded In My Face - May 14th
Reader Corey relays his explosive tale, filled with luxury coupes, detonating phones and chemicals in the eye.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

3. The Ultimate Black Friday Gadget Cheat Sheet - November 26th
It's the biggest shopping day of the year. There are tons of deals-and not-really-deals-out there. So we combed through every one we could find, and ranked them all. We're always updating, so make sure to keep checking back.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

4. Why Apple Couldn't Get the Lost iPhone Back - April 20th
It's such an obvious question: Why couldn't Apple track this phone down? As it turns out, they may have had two chances to get it back-and blown them both.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

5. Steve Wozniak On Apple Security, Employee Termination, and Gray Powell - April 24th
During last week's iPhone leak saga, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, reached out to us with a story: The morning of the iPad launch, an engineer showed Woz an iPad for two minutes. For this he was fired. It's a story that paints Apple as many people already see the company: ruthlessly secretive, and even vindictive. It also sheds some light on the story of Gray Powell, an Apple engineer whose breach of secrecy was at once less intentional, more severe and infinitely more public-until now.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

6. Microsoft Cancels Innovative Courier Tablet Project - April 29th
According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has cancelled Courier, the folding, two-screen prototype tablet that was first uncovered by Gizmodo.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

7. Hands on the Nexus Two by Samsung - October 28th
The Nexus Two is real. It's made by Samsung, and a friend of ours got to play with it. It's not going rock your face like the Nexus One did. But it will record it with a front-facing camera.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

8. Major Corporations Are Downloading Those 100 Million Facebook Profiles off BitTorrent - July 29th
Remember that torrent yesterday that contained the personal information off of 100 million scraped Facebook profiles? I thought it was strange that the guy didn't sell this information, since many companies would be interested. Turns out they are interested.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

9. Why Is Tom Cruise Sitting On Top of the World's Tallest Building? - November 18th
We got photographs and video of Tom Cruise jumping off the mid-section of the tallest skyscraper in the world. But this is him on the very top of the Burj Khalifa, filmed by an helicopter, taken around 1AM New York time.


The Best Exclusives of the Year

10. Exclusive: The Plans For Steve Jobs' New House
You knew Steve Jobs was tearing down his old mansion. You didn't know what he was building in its place. Until now.


Been under a rock? See what else happened this year in our Best of 2010 series.