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The location where the iPhone 5 went missing. Cue Law & Order's "Dun Dun" sound.
Tell us if you've heard this one before: a guy walks into a bar with a secret iPhone prototype...and you know how the rest goes. Apparently, history has a habit of repeating itself with these things. CNET is reporting that Apple has allegedly lost an iPhone 5 prototype that was left behind at a tequila lounge in San Francisco's Mission District.
The story goes like this: the iPhone went missing in late July and Apple has been scrambling since to track it down. The company has apparently contacted the San Francisco Police Department about the device, but according to CNET did not file an actual police report.
Apple then electronically traced the iPhone to a home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood. When SFPD approached the man who lived there about the prototype, he confirmed that he was at Cava 22, the Mission District bar in question, but denied having any knowledge about the elusive device. Apple employees offered him a lump sum, no questions asked, for the phone, but the man continued to claim innocence. Sounds fishy.
CNET reports that the phone may have been sold on Craigslist for $200, but there is currently no evidence to justify that, nor sources that can confirm or deny this.
Of course, what all of this really means is that the iPhone 5 is on its way, any day now. We're waiting, we're holding out, and hopefully we'll find out what happened to that precious prototype really soon because, let's be honest, we really want to see what it looks like.