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Apple loses another iPhone prototype at a bar

By Shawn Knight · 25 replies
Aug 31, 2011
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  1. An Apple employee has reportedly lost an iPhone prototype at a bar, marking the second time such an event has occurred. The phone was allegedly taken from Cava 22, a…

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    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Well thats it.....
    The Bars are off limits to all Apple Employee's period....

    Or have a security Strip search at all entrances and exists..

  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    i call it Fake and way too burned.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Gives a whole new meaning to the question "How many bars?"
  5. RaiDeR55

    RaiDeR55 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    yes this sounds almost like the last lost one..but no pictures of it :(. Yet!
  6. Good ones, guys. Ha ha.
    If the prototype was not stolen, are they allowed to prosecute the finder? This is a free pubicity stunt at tax payers' cost.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Agreed +2
  8. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    History repeats itself
  9. Does anyone really believe that Apple "accidentally" loses anything? Just good, free publicity.
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Losing a prototype for publicity, now that's innovative :)
  11. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    Perhaps they will patient losing prototypes for publicity and then sue other companies that try the same thing?
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I think i saw that in a movie :p could have even been "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  13. They should give it to the blender guy on Youtube =))
  14. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    publicity stunt
  15. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    And in other news, an Apple employee is reported missing and presumed to have been shot, the second time since just before the release of the iPhone 4.
  16. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I was thinking it was a publicity stunt as well...
  17. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 84   +10

    yeah, sure, he "lost" it.
  18. +1

  19. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    $200 = priceless...
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    "Apple was able to trace the device to a home in San Francisco?s Bernal Heights neighborhood, but a subsequent search of the residence turned up nothing."

    If no police report was filed, who exactly did the tracing and searching? Men in Black (turtlenecks)?
  21. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,521   +907

    Does Homer Simpson work for Apple???
  22. TechM633

    TechM633 TS Rookie Posts: 33

    I am sure it was an "accident". I mean Apple wouldnt dream of engaging in media hype.......right? Perish the thought. And for them to do it twice??? Oh good gracious no..........they wouldnt stoop that low.....certainly not....
  23. This was no accident.
  24. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I'd be inclined to agree. It seems an Apple employee always loses a Apple device during prototype stage, for the media to hype up over.

    Sounds like a strategic ploy to gain more coverage to me personally.
  25. i guess its a marketing strategy to attract clients to their latest product yet to be released. can you imagine having incident of the same brand lost though not on the same place but on a venue where people gather and guess what happen to such place..... LOST ANOTHER PROTOTYPE GADGET... HEEELLLOOWWWW....

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