The Incredible Case of the Missing Next Generation iPhone
Have you heard the one about the stolen next generation iPhone?
A guy went into a bar in Silicon Valley and several beers later left the place a few sheets to the wind, forgetting the iPhone he was carrying. The guy who was sitting next to him picked it up and, rather than handing it to the manager in case the owner called looking for it, started playing with it and looked at the personal information on it. Then, instead of leaving a message on the Facebook page he found, he wrote the name down.
According to Gizmodo, the finder was "thinking about returning the phone the next day" so he left the bar. The next morning, when the phone was remotely disabled by the owner, the finder began tinkering with it (maybe that's what people who live in Silicon Valley typically do when they find your iPhone, so beware!).
Somewhere along the line, he realized there was something different about the iPhone he had in his hand, and decided to call Apple. This is where things start to sound suspicious. Gizmodo reports:
"He...called a lot of Apple numbers and tried to find someone who was at least willing to transfer his call to the right person, but no luck. No one took him seriously and all he got for his troubles was a ticket number.
He thought that eventually the ticket would move up high enough and that he would receive a call back, but his phone never rang.
It makes you wonder, why did he decide to call Apple and not simply return the device to the company? And, what does “transfer his call to the right person" mean? The story gets a bit short on details that explain the intention of the finder at this point, but a quick Google search would have identified the company’s address and corporate officers to whom he could return the unit, with a delivery confirmation and signature required.Continued on the next page