Cava 22 bar in San Francisco

Apple announced earlier this week that they had lost its yet-to-be released iPhone 5 in a San Francisco bar (Cava 22). This isn’t the first time Apple has lost a prototype iDevice before being officially announced. The same thing happened last year before the launch of the iPhone 4 when the device was also left behind in a bar. According to a report, Apple worked with San Francisco police to track the phone to a home in Bernal Heights, a neighborhood in San Francisco. They searched the home and came up empty-handed. The report soon came into question after the San Francisco Police Department reported they had no record of the investigation.

The SF Weekly has since interviewed the suspect, Sergio Calderón, who claims Apple personnel posed as police officers to gain entry into his home and conduct the search for the lost iPhone 5. According to SF Weekly:

[Sergio] Calderón said that at about 6 p.m. six people — four men and two women — wearing badges of some kind showed up at his door. “They said, ‘Hey, Sergio, we’re from the San Francisco Police Department.'” He said they asked him whether he had been at Cava 22 over the weekend (he had) and told him that they had traced a lost iPhone to his home using GPS.

The San Francisco Police Department is expressing concern over the news and says they will investigate the claims. Sure.

[via: Cult of Mac]