Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

San Francisco police: What lost iPhone prototype?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:27PM EST

If you buy through a BGR link, we may earn an affiliate commission, helping support our expert product labs.

Despite a recent CNET report that suggested a prototype of a next-generation iPhone had, yet again gone missing in a bar, San Francisco’s police department says it has no record of an investigation, SF Weekly reported on Friday. “I talked to CNET,” Officer Albie Esparza, a spokesperson for the San Francisco police department said. “I don’t know who [the author’s] source is, but we don’t have any record of any such an investigation going on at this point.” CNET originally said that police officers spoke to a man in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, but Esparza said records of such a visit aren’t recorded in the two nearest stations that would have handled the investigation. According to SF Weekly, Esparza discussed the lack of any such case with CNET but the outlet still ran with the article. There is certainly room for conspiracy theories here, but the whole story is starting to sound fishy to us.