iPad prototype stolen in Cupertino home robbery

Prototype iPad stolen in Cupertino home robbery


iPad sales are slowing. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
An unreleased Apple product is out in the wild again. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A “test model” iPad was stolen in a home robbery earlier this month along with other valuables. Suspects have been arrested, but the stolen goods have not been found.

“The robbers took the device, along with electronics, prescription drugs and cash valued at $7,500, from a Cupertino home during an incident in which a 20-year-old man was kidnapped and robbed after answering a woman’s online advertisement,” reports the San Jose Mercury News. The kidnapped man was driven less than a mile from his house before he was released by the assailants.

It’s currently unclear if the stolen iPad was a future model or old test device.

The last unreleased Apple device to get lost in the wild was the infamous iPhone 4 prototype that an Apple engineer left at a bar.