SFPD Requests Bar Security Tapes Where Latest iPhone Prototype Supposedly Lost
San Francisco Police continued their odd behavior this weekend in the iPhone 5 prototype non-police case.
A quick refresher for those out of the loop: according to reports Apple lost another iPhone prototype in a bar in San Francisco. Apple took it upon themselves to enlist the help of San Francisco police to locate the device without a crime having been committed, essentially using them as their private investigators. Now, it appears as part of an investigation into Apple’s use of San Francisco police officers as investigators, police have asked for security tapes from the bar be turned over to them according to Jose Valle whose family owns the bar, Cava 22, where the phone was lost.
However, San Francisco police lieutenant Troy Dangerfield told CNET he was not aware investigators from the SFPD had asked for the footage. “In order for there to be a crime, you need a victim,” Dangerfield told CNET, hinting that the taking of the tapes could be part of an internal review of the SFPD’s involvement in the matter.
No video, images, or information about the iPhone prototype have leaked in the time since the device went missing. Last time this whole lose-the-prototype thing happened the entire blogosphere had a heart attack and Apple slapped Gizmodo with a lifetime Apple event ban then had their stuff searched by authorities. Perhaps Apple met the train at the pass this time and prevented any possible leak. Or, maybe the requesting of the video is another effort by Apple and their SFPD lackeys to figure out what happened.
Perhaps the bigger question now is, what exactly is on the tapes?