New Jobs advertised after iPhone 5 prototype loss

By Gary Johnson - Sep 6, 2011

Last week we told you about the alleged iPhone 5 prototype being lost in a bar, which mirrored what went on last year with the iPhone 4. There have been some that wondered if it was just one big clever publicity stunt by the company. But the reported incident has led to new jobs being advertised after the iPhone 5 prototype loss.

While the Apple employee who lost the device in the first place awaits his or hers fate, PCMag are reporting that Apple have posted two job listings in response to the incident. The job postings are for ‘New Product Security Managers’, and the successful candidate will be in charge of the protection and risks to unreleased products from the company.

Applicants would need a proven track record in problem solving in a large business environment. Both of the two positions are for inside Apple’s HQ in Cupertino, California, and will also feature 30% of travel in the US and abroad. The successful candidates will also be responsible for seeing out plans and procedures set out by David Rice, Apple’s director of global security.

It is not yet known what became of the lost device, but the San Francisco Police Department said four of its officers helped Apple staff to search an Anderson street home. The item wasn’t found and the Apple staff didn’t want to make an official report about the lost item, supposedly to try and keep publicity to a minimum.

There have been some who have criticized Apple’s ability to be able to use police resources for such a matter. The home that was searched belonged to Sergio Calderon, who has commented since the incident and said if he knew Apple employees were involved he wouldn’t have allowed the search.

There were reports the device had been already been sold on via Craigslist for $200, but this hasn’t been confirmed and if you had an iPhone 5 prototype would you really sell it for only $200?

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