Apple Investigators Posed as Police in New Lost iPhone Prototype Search?

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    Earlier this week, it was revealed that Apple in late July had once again lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, mirroring an event that took place in 2010 ahead of the iPhone 4 launch. According to the report, Apple and San Francisco police tracked the device to a home in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and conducted a search, but were unable to find the device.

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    That account was quickly called into question yesterday after the San Francisco Police Department reported that it had no records of such an investigation. SF Weekly follows up with a new report today interviewing 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.
    Calderón claims that he allowed the investigators to search his home and car and to examine a computer to determine whether the lost iPhone had been synced with it. Coming away from the search empty handed, the investigators reportedly offered Calderón $300 to return the phone and left a phone number for him to contact them if he could offer further information on the device.
    A San Francisco Police Department spokesman has expressed concern about the purported series of events, noting that the department will investigate the incident.

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  2. Macopotamus, Sep 2, 2011
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    edit: ok never mind I read the report from SFWeekly and something is clearly going on
     
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    This is getting crazy! Anthony Colon has removed his Linkedin Profile!
     
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    I think you need to read the story before knee-jerk continuing this meme.

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    The plot thickens.

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    My theory is: we find the iPhone, we find Jimmy Hoffa's body.
     
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    but have you tried their tequila flavored shrimp ceviche??
     
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    Such an odd GIF.

    This whole situation could get more interesting than last year's...
     
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    The muck is deep.

    I'm going to email Steve and get to the bottom of this! Will report back after I get in touch with Steve. :mad:
     
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    Wow, this is getting serious. Loving this coverage, MR :)
     
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    They were probably government, just not OUR government.



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    THis is really sounding outlandish. Either a). whoever runs Apple security is a numbskull, or b). this story is false.

    Seems very unlikely a company security department would go out on a which hunt for a prototype. Why would they not contact police first? Makes no sense and when things don't make sense, they usually are not true.
     
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    OK now THIS is getting interesting, but I do have a very hard time believing that Apple lost yet another iPhone prototype in another bar
     
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    Sir, I'm going to need to see some ID...

    ... No, not your license. Your Apple ID.
     
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    This is getting good.
     
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    Why would Apple, the most secretive company in the world, not contact the police who would make a police report?

    hmm...

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    Steve who? :)

    You have to email Tim now. :)
     
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    He's probably the one who lost it, if it was indeed a lost prototype, and came back searching for it in hopes to save his a*s. If they really did pose as the police, they're in for it.

    I feel bad for him either way, but we need to learn some responsibility here. Why the bars though?

    And how stupid is this guy? At least use a spoofed number or even a frekin Textfree number and don't give him your real name. Jeez.
     
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    Only one possibility: Apple is the zodiac killer.
     
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    Is it really that hard to believe? Their testers are a bunch of young kids, my age, who don't appreciate what's necessary to be responsible with their jobs the way Tim Cook-level guys do. They're just getting into the game. They're still enamoured by the joy of landing a job at Apple and living the life. In their youth, they're going out and spending some I-work-for-Apple-dammit cash on drinking with their buddies. So in a year's time, two of them left their test phones at the bar while doing so.

    Also this:

    It's not that crazy to believe. Especially given the craziness over last year. I wouldn't put it past Apple to try to avoid police involvement this time around as it did them little good last time. Sure, justice was served to a degree, but it was such a headache.
     
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    Just your friendly neighbourhood corporate policemen at work...
     
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    Maybe he's been "taken out"!
     
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    Luuuuucccyyyy.... you gots some esplainin' to do....???

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