San Francisco police admitted they had allowed four plainclothes policemen to accompany two Apple employees to the home of city resident Sergio Calderon to track down a prototype of the fifth generation iPhone, PC Magazine reported Tuesday.
In a statement, the San Francisco Police Department said officers did not go in the home, but the Apple employees did. Later, Calderon complained he would not have allowed his home to be searched by company employees who were not members of the police department.
The prototype phone was reportedly lost in a bar in San Francisco, which is strikingly similar to an incident that involved a prototype of the fourth generation iPhone.
In the previous incident, the phone was found in a bar and later sold to a technology magazine. Two people involved in that incident have been charged with misappropriation of lost property.
Apple Insider reported Tuesday that the company has apparently responded by posting job ads for two product security managers, who will be responsible for "accurately assessing physical and logical security implementations."
The ads list as requirements an advanced degree in risk management or security management and more than five years of experience in security assessment.