6. Apple makes losing unreleased iPhones a habit
Guy goes into a great tequila bar with an unreleased version of an iPhone and leaves the bar sometime later without the precious, one-of-a-kind, invaluable, lose-this-and-you’re-selling-iPods-in-the-Apple-store-in-Nome, Alaska, little thing. Turns out, same thing happened the year before to another poor Apple employee.
A joke, you say? Indeed not! We only deal in fact in the CNET Turkey List. What happened next also isn't very funny. Apple sent a security detail in search of the missing device, which led to the house of one Sergio Calderon, a 22-year-old San Francisco man. When they got to the house with the escort of local San Francisco police officers, Calderon let them in, later saying he was under the impression that Apple's security team was the police. Not finding the missing device, Apple's team then allegedly threatened Calderon and his family about their immigration status.
Since then, Calderon's gotten a lawyer and is considering filing a lawsuit against the tech giant. Meanwhile, Apple quietly forced its chief of security into retirement, the same one who had been in charge of Apple's security detail in last year's lost iPhone 4 snafu.
We've no idea if the tequila in Alaska is any good.
--By Josh Lowensohn
November 23, 2011 12:00 AM PST
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