In a story exclusive to CNet, apparently around 1 month ago another Apple prototype device was left in a bar in San Francisco, almost mirroring the events last year when a similar incident occurred.

A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a “tequila lounge” that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said.

Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.
When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said. Before leaving the house, the Apple employees offered the man money for the phone no questions asked, the source said, adding that the man continued to deny he had knowledge of the phone.

There was a report last month of an iPhone device unlike any previously seen on a train near San Francisco, but we’re still sure that no authorised instances of the phone being taken off site ‘exposed’ would be allowed? Perhaps employees have taken them out without permission but this seems even less likely?