While not the definitive last word on the matter, some might find it more than a coincidence that Apple has just posted a job listing seeking two people to add to its product security team. The job entails overseeing the protection of Apple's unreleased products. The positions are based in Cupertino, but 30% of the time would require international and domestic travel. The job also calls for executing strategies designed by Apple's director of global security.
What are the odds that Apple would be looking to beef up its security team the same exact time that a rumor is spreading about a missing Apple iPhone 5 prototype? The job listing would seem to confirm the story and we would have to add that if the events that are alleged to have taken place this year are true, combined with the tawdry story that went down last year, Apple could really use at least the two more product security team members that they are seeking.