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Apple Has Again Lost an iPhone Prototype in a Bar

Apple Has Again Lost an iPhone Prototype in a Bar

Posted August 31, 2011 at 8:47pm by iClarified
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Unbelievably, Apple has once again lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, reports CNET.

According to their source, the phone was reportedly lost at San Francisco's Cava 22 "tequila lounge" in late July and possibly sold on Craiglist for $200.

Apple representatives apparently contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and they were desperate to secure its safe return. Eventually they tracked the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights.


When San Francisco police and Apple's investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said. Before leaving the house, the Apple employees offered the man money for the phone no questions asked, the source said, adding that the man continued to deny he had knowledge of the phone.

It's unclear if Apple has managed to locate the device or if its still in the wild.

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Apple Has Again Lost an iPhone Prototype in a Bar
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Whatisthis?
Whatisthis? - September 2, 2011 at 2:35pm
Looks like they remouved the silence on/off button from the left side of the phone.
JL
JL - September 1, 2011 at 4:47pm
First time, believable. Second time, stupid marketing prank. They should lose it somewhere other than a bar next time and maybe it'd be a believable story.
iGuy
iGuy - September 1, 2011 at 11:52am
Bogus.. The entire article sounds fabricated. Who would have found this phone and sold it on CL for a mere $200?? Where are the CL pics? They tracked the phone to this guys house and found nothing? I call BS..
koenigt
koenigt - September 1, 2011 at 8:44am
I propose the Development Department at APPLE an ELEVATOR ride up and down all day long WITH STEVE JOBS - this might cure their clumsiness :D
Rupinder khera
Rupinder khera - September 1, 2011 at 8:23am
Great design... I guess
jeebuzz
jeebuzz - September 1, 2011 at 3:23am
bad plublicity is still publicity!
Adcpolo
Adcpolo - September 1, 2011 at 2:47am
I bet it's the same guy! Dang it.. We should have fired him last year!! Hahaha.
Winski
Winski - September 1, 2011 at 2:00am
Gives added credence to the old phrase "Firing will continue until moral improves"....
as1956
as1956 - August 31, 2011 at 11:19pm
it's very funny :p
Redrum
Redrum - August 31, 2011 at 10:50pm
Lost the iPhone by the apple employee again? Hhmm..... I think its done on purpose to see if they can track the phone in order to see how good the tracking or the gps system is working. Well .... Whoever found the iphone did learn the last mistake and he turn out to be smarter. ;-)
John
John - August 31, 2011 at 10:30pm
Jason Chen Has it!!! LOL
Luigi
Luigi - August 31, 2011 at 10:26pm
Like the saying goes: "If it's not broken, don't fix it!" ...accident my butt!
studioaaron
studioaaron - August 31, 2011 at 9:47pm
Ummmmm How does Apple forget about FIND MY IPHONE?!?!?!
Dude
Dude - August 31, 2011 at 10:13pm
Ummmm read the post, how do you think they tracked it to that two-story house?
PeterZ
PeterZ - August 31, 2011 at 9:38pm
So stupid if you believe it's accidental. Apple does all of this on purpose. It's called a controlled leak. Last years controlled leak resulted in the best selling smartphone of all time. Of course they did it again!!
Scott
Scott - August 31, 2011 at 9:43pm
I have to agree about it being on purpose. Maybe apple needs to loosen the belt and left a few secretive leaks out to spur some interest
Drunk guy
Drunk guy - August 31, 2011 at 9:34pm
NOW THATS HOW YOU DO IT. DENY EVERYTHING, EVEN MONEY! NOW POST THEM PICS
iDood
iDood - August 31, 2011 at 9:30pm
I can't wait for the picture to surface on the net. I love iPhone's anticipation.
PacMan
PacMan - August 31, 2011 at 9:28pm
I HOPE THEY LEAK THAT FAST! I REALLY WANNA KNOW HOW IT LOOKS LIKE!
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