Sep 03

cava22 lost iPhone Prototype
In late July Apple lost a iPhone Prototype in a bar “yes, just like the big story of the lost iPhone 4 prototype in a bar”. A man claimed that the San Francisco Police searched his home in July alleging they had traced a prototype next-gen iPhone to the location, this according to a report from SFWeekly. But it looks highly unlikely because after some research the San Francisco Police Department reported that there is no record of such an investigation. SFWeekly decided to interview the man “whose home was searched and suggesting that Apple security personnel may have posed as police officers during the search, a criminal offense. Alternatively, police officers may have improperly assisted in the investigation without properly documenting their work.”.

[Sergio] Calderon said that at about 6 p.m. six people — four men and two women — wearing badges of some kind showed up at his door. “They said, Hey, Sergio, we are from the San Francisco Police Department.” He said they asked him whether he had been at Cava 22 over the weekend (he had) and told him that they had traced a lost iPhone to his home using GPS.

At no point, he said, did any of the visitors say they were working on behalf of Apple or say they were looking for an iPhone 5 prototype.

The investigators searched his home, car and computer but ended the search empty handed. The investigators also offered Calderon $300 to return the phone and left a phone number for him to contact them if he has more information about this “phone”.

As the visitors left, one of them — a man named “Tony” — gave Calderon his phone number and asked him to call if he had further information about the lost phone. Calderon shared the mans phone number with SF Weekly.

The phone was answered by Anthony Colon, who confirmed to us he is an employee of Apple but declined to comment further. According to a public profile on the website LinkedIn, Colon, a former San Jose Police sergeant, is employed as a “senior investigator” at Apple.

Which makes this more weird is that Anthony Colons Linked In profile has been deleted.

Read PART 2 here.

Source [Macrumors & SFWeekly]

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