California police investigating a missing iPhone prototype were unable to view video footage that could have revealed details about the handset to the wider world, it has emerged.
In a re-run of an incident in Redwood City from the last year when an iPhone 4 protoype was lost at a California drinking hole, a device believed to be an iPhone 5 went astray in a bar in San Francisco in June, prompting a scramble to recover it before it was leaked to the world.
Aside from fears that the phone could be sold on to rival companies or tech sites, Apple, whose employee it was who mislaid the handset at the Cava 22 hostelry, also feared that information about it could also have emerged on the bar’s CCTV footage.
It seems they needn’t have worried. According to a report from Apple Insider, the video recorded by the six cameras was wiped from the hard drive afore anyone could even so much as get a glimpse
A joint Apple and local police raid on a home in the Bernal Heights area in July yielded no results. In the meantime, the search for the phone, the value of which will depreciate massively in a matter of hours when the iPhone 5 is officially unveiled, goes on.
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