Cava 22 in San Francisco Photo Credit: James Martin/CNET
Prototype iPhones and alcohol don’t mix. Like last year’s lost iPhone 4 it seems that the iPhone 5 was lost at a tequila lounge in San Francisco.
There is a bit of information that CNET got the exclusive on, but it leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
According to the report, the iPhone was a lost at a tequila lounge in San Francisco called Cava 22. It’s reported that the device may have been sold on Craigslist for $200, but no other details were described.
If the report is accurate, Apple contacted police, saying that the handset was priceless and that they needed the device to return safely and securely. It’s said that the device was traced to a two-floor single family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights.
This is an interesting part of the report showing the urgency in obtaining the prototype:
When San Francisco 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. Before leaving the house, the Apple employees offered the man money for the phone no questions asked, the source said, adding that the man continued to deny he had knowledge of the phone.
The bigger question for us right now is how all this information was discovered. Apple refused to comment as did Craigslist. It’s possible that they were tipped and were able to get information from police reports. There is definitely more to this story, and it sounds like CNET is carefully playing their cards on this one.
Perhaps more will be released in the coming days.
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