Second secret iPhone left in San Fran bar gives Apple security another chance to shine

Apple security does not shine, though it tries to bully another alleged iPhone recipient


It does say Apple refused to comment, the San Francisco Police confirmed Apple filed no police report about a lost prototype phone and that Craigslist also refused to comment.

But, remember, your iPhone secretly tracks your location, even when you don't want them to?

So do Apple's iPhones.

"Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source [described earlier in the story as asking for anonymity while begging CNET to hide him from Apple's goons].

When San Francisco police and Apple's investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said. Before leaving the house, the Apple employees offered the man money for the phone no questions asked, the source said, adding that the man continued to deny he had knowledge of the phone. " – CNET, Greg Sandoval, Declan McCullagh, 8/31/11

No more is known about the mysteriously disappearing iPhone, though the house to which Apple traced the phone was destroyed mysteriously later that night in what neighbors called a spectacularly well-designed series of explosions with no obvious source, though some neighbors did report seeing what looked like the featureless silhouettes of stealthy attack drones shaped very much like the three-dimensional drones armed with Hellfire missiles the U.S. Air Force has used to kill the No. 2 leader of Al Queda 127 times during the past 10 years.

Apple denied any involvement. "We don't even know Al Kayda, OK?" according to a spokesman. "All terrorists are PCs anyway. We're a Mac."

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