Another iPhone 5 Reportedly Left at Bar by Apple Employee
Is this real or a publicity stunt?
- Duration 3:30
- Date Sep 3, 2011
Is this real or a publicity stunt?
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Get an apple employee.
Has reportedly lost one of the company's top secret iPhone prototypes at a bar no less and now apple officials apparently have no clue where it is.
That's according to the technology site CNET which reports the employee apparently left the phone at eight tequila bar in San Francisco.
Not far from the company's headquarters in Cupertino.
Experts say it could mean the company's upcoming -- -- five and there's word.
Whoever found it may have already sold it on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks.
You never call another apple employee left his prototype I four phone at a beer garden and Redwood City.
Two men found that they reportedly sold it for 5000 dollars to a gadget blog.
You buy that one foxnews.com.
Science and technology editor Gerri.
Jeremy Kaplan joins us now Jeremy you know the old saying is fool me once shame on you.
Only twice shame on me are you -- this c'mon.
Apple's great of this stuff they can stir up all kinds of great publicity they lose a phone there breezes big mystery they lose a phone here.
You think this is real world.
If it's -- it's eye opening how could the exact same sequence of events have just happen again -- it almost boggles the mind it's a bar again it's a prototype phone again it's sold on eBay and again.
How could this happen.
Apple takes special steps when they send out their iphones.
In light of what happened last year they send them apparently in in seal locked boxes in disguise the phones when they send and now we haven't seen pictures of this new.
Phone if it's real but we don't know what it looks like but we wouldn't know it anyway because they disguise the darn things we can't take pictures of them mad at times -- this -- happened.
Well here's the here's my point this whole thing -- mean there's speculation the new iphone's gonna about what a couple of weeks maybe a month and -- -- -- is saying.
Okay so this month and next month end and the big fears that somebody gets a hold of this thing an -- to get the secrets out of it.
Apple knows if this thing creates and publicity there's not time for anybody to copy of this thing is gonna sell like hotcakes when it comes -- and little -- -- Jews never really hurts I totally understand your skepticism and and and rightly so it just seems like a publicity stunt.
That was the same thing we're all thinking last year.
-- -- call last year turned out to be true it what and it was such and unbelievable breach of security to seem like it had to be preposterous and yet it was true that's what I think this might be true yet again.
But but it just boggles my second I mean shouldn't -- you have an otherwise.
But I wanna talk by the iPhone five and -- it what's it got what's inside that's gonna be so cool.
Well it largely according to rumors that we've heard it's it's largely the upgrades you might expect faster processor a better quality screen.
-- more memory and why not the big story that has been talking about it in the suggestions that they keep bubbling up that there's going to be a family of devices possibly a smaller one.
Possibly -- cheaper one.
Apple stepping in -- to compete with the Google Android phones have been swamping the market practically every phone out there now runs android.
You know your thoughts Gerri before I let you go on Steve Jobs resigning to the fact the company will what do you think.
Well it's it's it's so tough and an average heart goes out and of course in the Minnesota a genius and inventor without parents and its shoes that simply can't be killed.
That's of the company's she's been very good hands they -- that we keep producing and keep doing really cool products for the time being but can they replace that genius.
You know that remains to be seen.
Yeah it really does Jimmy Caplan he's the Fox News science and technology editor Jeremy thanks very much thank you.