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Was another Apple iPhone prototype lost at a San Francisco bar?

submitted on September 1, 2011 by HouTex in "Products / Gadgets"
According to , another Apple employee has reportedly lost an iPhone prototype at a San Francisco bar in July, as reported in an exclusive posted by CNET at .

Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood. 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.

CNET has more, though. The device was apparently sold for $200 on Craigslist not long after it was lost.

If the story is true, nobody is talking about it. Apple, Craigslist and the San Francisco Police are not commenting. The owner of Cava22 says that somebody called about a missing phone several times, but hasn’t been contacted directly by Apple or the San Francisco Police.

Was another prototype really lost, or is it just publicity preceding the October release of iPhone 5?

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  • 123994
    Posted by BeckaKnows on September 6, 2011
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    I feel like these lost phones are a marketing ploy by Apple. Like "Our phones are so awesome that people steal the prototypes."

    Of course, it's working, since I've read every story about this stuff. Darn. I'm gullible.
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on September 6, 2011
      [reply] 1 0
      I agree with you, and I'm being just as gullible.... Roll Eyes
    • 124001
    • orangearrows
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      7 1 1
      Posted by orangearrows on September 6, 2011
      [reply] 1 0
      Worked on me too ....these people are gooood.

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