Why are we not surprised? In what’s beginning to reek like a publicity stunt, reports have surfaced that an Apple employee lost his iPhone 5 prototype in a San Francisco bar. Sheesh, you think with the new Apple spaceship campus they’d think of building drinking places inside it so there won’t be ‘accidents’ like this. But wait, like all great mysteries, there’s a distinct fish smell here.
Since this is freshly broken news, we’ll can the speculation and spell out the facts. The scene of the crime was Cava22, a pretty decent spot for drinks in the Mission district. One night, an Apple developer supposedly went there to enjoy his off-work time. Problem was he left his iPhone 5 (why do they even let them sneak out these things?).
It’s believed to be an iPhone 5, at least. The weird part is the source who leaked the news claims this happened in July. Woah! Worse, it’s open ended: Apple and the police did trace the missing phone’s location, but it turned out empty with no other leads. The guy who lived in the ‘family home’ that got searched claimed he had no idea about the phone; he did admit that he was at Cava22 on the night the incident happened.
Of course, this all seems to be a lousy sequel to last year’s iPhone 4 scandal. Remember that?
Stay tuned for an update.