Following an interesting piece of news that went up on CNET a couple days ago regarding the supposed loss of an iPhone 5 prototype at a bar (dejÓ vu anyone?), the smell of a rat is starting to surface as an updated report on the situation (or should we say, a lack of one) from the San Francisco police department gives hint that the events described leading up to, and post loss never actually took place.
CNET reported that San Francisco police investigators, working with Apple personnel, had traced a recently lost iPhone 5 prototype to the home of a man in Bernal Heights, who denied possessing it or having any knowledge of it. The phone was never recovered.
There's just one problem: SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says no records exist of any such activity by SFPD inspectors.
That's right, the SFPD have been contacted, and Officer Albie Esparza, a spokesperson for the dept. denies any record of such an investigation. Had there been a visit to Bernal Heights by police officers, Officer Esparza is adament it would have been recorded in documentation as per standard SFPD procedure.
Make of it what you will, but without spelling it out, I think at this point most people will be drawing the same conclusion as to the reasons for this emerging 'story'.