Apple workers, police seek lost iPhone
NEW YORK - Apple Inc. employees, accompanied by San Francisco police, searched a city home, police said, following reports that an employee at the technology company had lost an unreleased prototype iPhone.
Four officers went to the home in the Ingleside district with Apple employees after the company asked police for help in finding “a lost item,’’ police said. The search, undertaken after two Apple workers met with the home’s resident, did not turn up the item, police said.
CNET reported on Aug. 31 that an Apple employee had lost an unreleased iPhone. The device was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar and may have been sold on Craigslist, a website that offers online classified ads, for $200, CNET reported. An Apple employee last year lost a prototype iPhone in a bar.
A spokeswoman for Apple did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
Apple plans to introduce another version of the iPhone soon that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, people familiar with the product have said.