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Prototype iPhone 4 Appears on eBay

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  1. MacRumors, Jul 3, 2011
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    MacRumors

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    As noted by ThisIsMyNext, a prototype iPhone 4 appeared on eBay this weekend. This prototype iPhone 4 has many of the signs that it is a pre-release device. The volume buttons don't have the + and - markings as the production models have, and the FCC ID, Size and Model numbers are X'd out on the back casing. The eBay description details the findings:
    The iPhone 4 prototype is notable for being one of the most leaked Apple devices ever. A prototype of the device was said to be found in a bar, after which it was sold to gadget blog Gizmodo. The site then did a tear down and analysis of the device well before its launch.

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    Article Link: Prototype iPhone 4 Appears on Ebay
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    soco

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    Saw this earlier somewhere and thought it was a fake or something. Even so, who's buying this? A collector?

    Good to see TIMN sourced though :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    Gray Powell's iPhone4?
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Probably a collector, someone really interested in Apple ... imagine what it might go for in 20 years!
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    wackymacky

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    Likey the auction will be taken down like usual at Apple's request.

    If it is a prototype then it is Apple's property.
     
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    MBP13

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    Why does it look the X's get larger as they go from left to right on the model number?
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    $25,300?? Current bid. That's crazy.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    pewra

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    Looks like a dodgy Photoshop to me, someone isn't particularly good with the distortion transforms.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    PorterRocks

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    It definitely was one of the most leaked prototypes from Apple. I don't think Apple will be friends with Gizmodo for a long time. See my sig (made last year).
     
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    ArtOfWarfare

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    Trick of the light shining on them at that angle?
     
  11. macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Current bid is 26,000
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    Going by the other picture I think it was just the way the light hit it...
     

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  13. macrumors regular

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    HAHAHA it just hit $40,000 :eek: but could that be the autobidder thing?
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    It just went up to $40K+.

    Somebody owes Macrumors a huge 'thank you.'
     
  15. macrumors regular

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  16. macrumors member

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    I am curious how this ebay auction doesn't violate the Ebay TOS. I doublt Apple is listing prototypes or other IP on ebay.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    $100,000?

    Punk'd.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Imagine if that guy got it for 500 (first question posed to seller on ebay)
     
  19. CaseyEE, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

    macrumors newbie

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    That is crazy. Who knew it would get this high? I can't believe its over $100k!
     
  20. macrumors regular

    pewra

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    As noted by a commenter here, the iTunes logo didn't change until 3 months after the iPhone was released. Assuming that a prototype wouldn't be able to use a stock firmware, this is looking a bit doubtful.
     
  21. macrumors member

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    You guys should go to the ebay page and just refresh every few minutes its amazing its at US $999,999.00 it will it 1 mill i bet wow.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    at $1,000,000 now. wow
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    OMG its at $999,999 :eek:
     
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    wordoflife

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    I have a feeling that the one who is bidding the highest will just back out of it and not pay.
     
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