Suspected iPhone 5 Prototype Lost

On September 3, 2011

This had happened before and yet it happened again. Reports of a missing item by Apple have spread on the Internet like wildfire and many speculated that this missing ‘item’ may be a missing iPhone. Last year, the same thing occurred on a bar in Redwood City, California when a prototype iPhone 4 went missing. This year, Apple security team accompanied by the local police of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) went into a resident’s house and search the premise for the missing prototype. However, they failed to find the item that they have been looking for.

Following the report, a tipster had contacted PCMag saying that he had sold a prototype to a man in Fort Worth, Texas although further investigation by PCMag revealed that it was simply an irresponsible prank.

A lot of people are dying to get their hands on the prototype iPhone. Previously we said that it may not be possible for Apple to lose a prototype two years in a row but somehow it had happened once again. Those that get their hand on the prototype may rake in big bucks like the prototype last year on which Gizmodo paid $5,000 to get their hands on it. It would definitely be a quick way to get money indeed.