Oh, Here We Go: Apple Loses New iPhone in a Bar Again?

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Apple, Apple, Apple… did we learn nothing from the lost iPhone 4 fiasco? Yet another Apple employee “appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar,” according to CNET, who cites an unnamed source.

Here’s more:

“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…

…Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.”

Unfortunately, we have no idea what sort of shrimp ceviche the bar serv—oh, whoops. I glossed right over that part. Lime-marinated shrimp ceviche. It’s right there in CNET‘s report. I can’t believe I missed that.

(MORE: The Story and Aftermath of the Lost iPhone)

Anyway, as the story goes, the cops searched the house after speaking with “a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing” but turned up nothing. Apparently some Apple employees who were with the police when they conducted the search offered the guy some money—”no questions asked,” says CNET—but “the man continued to deny he had knowledge of the phone.”

CHECK THE COUCH CUSHIONS! That’s where mine always ends up. Those iPhones can get mighty slippery.

While we’re lucky enough to know what kind of shrimp ceviche Cava 22 serves, we’re not nearly as fortunate when it comes to having actual photos of this mysterious lost device (yet?!). Alas, you’ll have to make do with an artist’s rendering of what we believe the lost phone might look like:


IMAGE: Chris Gayomali / Techland — “The next iPhone will indeed be slimmer, but also tangier, with restrained hints of cilantro.”

Mmmm. Lookin’ good. You can barely tell it’s a rendering, eh?

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[via CNET]