Last year, the unreleased iPhone 4 was bought by a gadget blog that paid $5,000 in cash. This year’s lost phone seems to have taken a more mundane path: it was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar and may have been sold on Craigslist for $200.
A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a “tequila lounge” that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS operating system it was running, and what it looks like.
It sounds like the device is still out there. Apple apparently traced it to a home in Bernal Heights, but it wasn’t there.
If the details are accurate, it has been a month since the device vanished and it still hasn’t shown up anywhere on the web? That would be very surprising.