Once again, Apple has lost another iPhone prototype. This time, it’s an iPhone 5/4S prototype. Last year, it was an iPhone 4 prototype. This next-gen iPhone prototype was lost in a tequila lounge named Cava 22 in San Francisco’s Mission District.
A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a “tequila lounge” that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted SF police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate for its safe return, the source said. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS operating system it was running, and what it looks like.
Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.
When SF 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.
Tim Cook should send out an email warning prototype-testing employees- warning that they would get fired for losing a prototype and that if they go to a bar, leave the device at their house.