This whole barely credible episode over a missing iPhone 5? If it stretches for much longer it just might be adapted into a particularly bad movie. Anyway, in true ‘the-plot-thickens’ fashion, the man who was searched by police and Apple staff after an iPhone 5 went missing in Cava22 has spoken out. His big revelation? It’s puzzling and contradicted by conflicting reports from the authorities.
Amid all this turmoil, however, Apple chooses to remain silent. No Apple employees or statement given by Apple reps are going to be cited–because there are none.
In the original CNET-leaked story, it was mentioned how an Apple employee lost an iPhone 5 prototype during his off hours at Cava22, a drinking establishment over at the Mission district in San Francisco.
The attempt to recover the phone involved GPS tracking that led to the family home of one Sergio Calderon, who recently got in touch with a tech news site to tell his side of the story. Apple employees and a police escort searched the house and left empty-handed, though Calderon insists one of the searchers gave him a phone number. There was also a $300 offer to hand over the phone.
The fishy business is the San Fran PD at first claimed there was no record of the police search, then retracted and said there was. Also, Mr. Sergio Calderon is claiming the people who entered his house were all dressed in police uniforms and had badges.
And the plot thickens.
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