You may remember the story from late last month about how Apple apparently lost another iPhone prototype in a bar, then later searched someone’s house assisted by police in an attempt to retrieve the unit. The latest report on the story suggests that the San Francisco Police Department is now asking to review surveillance footage at the San Francisco tequila lounge where the prototype was allegedly left.
Jose Valle, the owner of the Cava 22 restaurant and bar where the device was reportedly misplaced, revealed to CNET that SFPD representatives visited the bar with a request to see the surveillance video for the dates in question as part of their investigation. Valle says he has attempted to make the video available to them, but police have not yet followed up on the matter.
Valle reflected that he doubted that the video footage would be very helpful, as the establishment’s 6 cameras are only set to record images about every three minutes, as many parts of the bar aren’t well lit.
SFPD spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield says that the request for footage is most likely part of an internal probe into officers’ handling of a visit to a residence in connection with the lost prototype. No criminal investigation has yet been opened.