Is it me, or do the headlines start to get a little kooky right around the time of a new Apple product release? If so, the iPhone 5 must be coming any day now, because strange, deja vu-style events continue to find their way into mainstream media reports this week.
Following yesterday's revelation that a prototype of the iPhone 5 was allegedly lost in a San Francisco bar (yes, by another Apple employee) only to be recovered and then sold on Craigslist for $200, the headlines today are revisiting a major - and eerily similar - story from last year, when a prototype of the iPhone 4 also turned up missing at a bar on the west coast.
Two suspects (Brian Hogan and Robert Sage Wallower) linked to the 2010 lost iPhone 4 debacle have pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor theft. Hogan and Wallower professed their innocence today to Superior Court Judge Jonathan Karesh in Redwood City, California. The judge scheduled a pretrial conference for October 11th and an actual trial date for November 28th of this year.
In early August, San Mateo County prosecutors filed misdemeanor criminal charges against the two men. They allegedly obtained the prototype iPhone 4 after Robert Gray Powell, an Apple computer engineer who was 28 years old at the time, left it in a German beer garden in Redwood City, California.