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San Francisco police help Apple look for lost item

Reports suggest item may be iPhone 5 prototype, allegedly lost in a bar in July

San Francisco police help Apple look for lost item
San Francisco police have helped Apple search for a lost item, which reports suggest may be a prototype of the iPhone 5.

Apple may have had a repeat of its 2010 disaster, when the iPhone 4 prototype was lost, following reports by the San Francisco police that they helped Apple search for a missing item. This comes after a week of reports saying that the iPhone 5 prototype went missing in July.

Police did not reveal what the item was, but the press release about the hunt was called ‘iphone5.doc', according to Reuters.

Apple declined to comment on the matter.

CNET announced earlier this week that the iPhone 5 prototype went missing in a San Francisco bar in July and a local San Francisco newspaper quoted a man as saying police had come to his house in July searching for a lost iPhone.

The prototype of the iPhone 4 went missing in 2010 in almost identical circumstances.

According to police, they tracked the item to a local man's house using satellite positioning software on the device, but the item was not found during a search of the premises.

Reports say that the missing item, presumed to be the iPhone 5 may have been sold on Craigslist for as little as $200.

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