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Another iPhone prototype lost at N. California bar?

In a story eerily reminiscent of last year’s lost iPhone saga, a new report suggests that an Apple employee has lost an unreleased iPhone prototype in a San Francisco area bar. Citing a source familiar with the investigation, Cnet reports that the iPhone went missing at the Cava 22 “tequila lounge” in the San Francisco’s Mission district in late July, prompting a scramble by Apple to recover the device. The report claims that while Apple did not file a police report on the loss, it did contact San Francisco police to make them aware of the situation, and that the phone was electronically tracked to a single-family home. When police and Apple’s investigators arrived at the home, they spoke with a man who admitted being at the bar on the night the phone was lost, but denied knowing anything about it, and allowed the police to perform what was a fruitless search of the premises. According to the report, Apple has taken extraordinary steps to protect its devices from leaks following last year’s embarrassing incident, including transporting test units inside locked and sealed boxes.

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I’m starting to think that this is now on purpose, as a way to build suspense.

Posted by Oscar M. on August 31, 2011 at 5:04 PM (CDT)


#1- highly doubtful, there’s already enough hype about the upcoming iPhone release that Apple does not need to give the appearance that their staff are a bunch of boozers with loose fingers and short attention spans.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on August 31, 2011 at 6:43 PM (CDT)


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

“A crApple employee and an iPhone walk into a bar…”

Oh, wait…

Posted by The Digital Alchemist on August 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM (CDT)


#3 you have posted the least funny comment ever. Next time, just pretend and we won’t know you’re capable of that.

Posted by VULTR3 on August 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM (CDT)


Maybe it’s time Apple started telling these so-called testers to stay out of bars. Getting drunk while field-testing an iPhone prototype and leaving it behind is a no-no.

Posted by Michael on August 31, 2011 at 10:01 PM (CDT)


“Why are Apple employees in bars drunk all the time?”

“Because they can afford to be!”

Posted by Anthony H. on September 1, 2011 at 3:24 AM (CDT)


Do Apple investigators dress like the “Men in Black” do they have that fancy pen that does the memory erase? Guess we’ll never know,... and if we know, we’ll never remember,...

Posted by Christopher B. on September 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM (CDT)



I can live with the fact that you don’t appreciate my sense of humor…

Posted by The Digital Alchemist on September 1, 2011 at 1:45 PM (CDT)


If the employee wouldn’t have waited a month until reporting that he lost the iphone 5 prototype, they probably wouldn’t have had as big as a problem. He should get fired.

Posted by Apple 2.0 HQR on September 1, 2011 at 6:04 PM (CDT)

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