FOR the second time in little over a year, an Apple employee has lost an advanced and unreleased iPhone model in a public place, CNET said today.
The most recent incident came after an Apple employee misplaced his iPhone in San Francisco's Mission District in July. Apple security scoured for the device over the following days and determined that the phone had been taken from a Mexican restaurant.
Apple officials believe the iPhone may have been sold on Craigslist for as little as $200.
While Apple has not announced any plans to release a new iPhone, there have been numerous unconfirmed reports that the company was planning an October launch date for the iPhone 5.
CNET reported that no details about the phone - such as its operating system and design - have been revealed in the latest blunder by an Apple employee.
In April 2010, the gadget blog Gizmodo paid $5000 in cash for a then-unreleased iPhone 4 that a 28-year-old Apple engineer had left in a German beer garden in Redwood City, California.