Apple loses another iPhone prototype in bar

Apple loses another iPhone prototype in bar

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Apple loses another iPhone prototype in bar

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by LIZA JAVIER / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 1 at 8:39 AM

Poll:
Do you think Apple lost the prototype, or was it deliberate?

It’s seems Apple has a problem with keeping their iPhone prototypes.

A year and a half after an iPhone 4 prototype was found in California bar in 2010, an Apple employee has reportedly lost an iPhone 5 prototype in a bar, reports CNET.com.

A prototype of the iPhone 5 went missing in San Francisco’s Mission District in July, sparking a search for the errant phone by Apple security.

Last year, the iPhone prototype was bought for $5,000 by a tech blogger from two men who found the prototype in a bar. This year, it appears the iPhone 5 prototype was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar and may have been sold on Craiglist for $200.

After contacting police, Apple electronically traced the phone to the San Francisco home of one of the bar’s owners, but he denied knowing anything about the missing phone. A search of his home by police turned up empty.  The bar owner said he remembers a customer calling for several days in July asking if they found his iPhone.

The two men in last year’s incident face criminal charges for selling the prototype. They are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

(Read the full story on CNET.com)

 

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