Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Apple Loses ANOTHER Unreleased iPhone!

OOPS! Apparently Apple's "geniuses" only work in the stores. C/NET reports on yet another Apple employee losing yet another unreleased iPhone in yet another bay area bar...
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, CNET has learned.

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.
Apple declined to comment after being contacted this morning.
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 San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said.
After last year's embarrassing loss, Apple reportedly has taken extraordinary steps to protect its prototype devices from leaks. Next-generation iPhones are sent to carriers for testing "inside locked and sealed boxes so that the carriers can carry out checks on their network compatibility in their labs," according to the Guardian.
Apparently they need to take extra extraordinary precautions. I've got 50 frog pelts that we see an "exclusive" story on the lost iPhone 5 in the next few days a la the Gizmodo story last year...

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