“In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar,” Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh report for CNET.
“The errant iPhone, which went missing in San Francisco’s Mission district in late July, sparked a scramble by Apple security to recover the device over the next few days, according to a source familiar with the investigation,” Sandoval and McCullagh report. “Last year, an iPhone 4 prototype was bought by a gadget blog that paid $5,000 in cash. This year’s lost phone seems to have taken a more mundane path: it was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar [San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a ‘tequila lounge’] and may have been sold on Craigslist for $200.”
Sandoval and McCullagh report, “Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS operating system it was running, and what it looks like.”
More details in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Here we go again!
Apple engineers really need to stop using iPhone prototypes as pick up, er… conversation starters in bars. 😉 Or strap them to their arms at least.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Zulkifli M.” for the heads up.]