In the past week, history repeated itself and Apple has been reported to have lost iPhone 5 prototype in a bar, Cava 22, located in San Francisco. However, things played out differently this time, with Apple believed to have searched a home in connection with the lost iPhone 5 prototype.
SFWeekly reported that the San Francisco police department did, in fact, assist Apple in the search of the home. Earlier reports had mentioned that Apple has searched the home on its own accord, without the help of the San Francisco PD, something that SFWeekly now contradicts with its report.
Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype, San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield now tells SF Weekly that “three or four” SFPD officers accompanied two Apple security officials in an unusual search of a Bernal Heights man’s home.
Reports from multiple news outlets mentioned that two Apple investigators, assisted by Four plain clothes officers from the San Francisco Police Department invaded and searched the home of Sergio Calderón.
The officers reportedly stood outside while the Apple investigators searched the home for the lost prototype. San Francisco Police Department spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield also confirmed the events as they transpired, saying, “Apple came to us saying that they were looking for a lost item, and some plainclothes officers responded out to the house with them. My understanding is that they stood outside. They just assisted Apple to the address.”
Other reports said that Apple investigators had impersonated the police, something that is illegal in the United States. It was not revealed whether Apple investigators had discovered the reported iPhone prototype, which was lost early July in a bar. If any prototype was discovered in the home of Sergio Calderón, it was likely kept under wraps and transported back to Apple Headquarters quietly.