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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheAppleFanKid, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. TheAppleFanKid, Apr 24, 2016
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    TheAppleFanKid macrumors newbie

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  2. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you purchase this from an Apple store or other official retailer?
     
  3. TheAppleFanKid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was from a Verizon retail store. I didn't return it since becwuse I thought it was cool to have a phone like this.
     
  4. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    Very interesting that this phone fell through the cracks. I wonder if it is possible for you to boot iOS on it or if Apple themselves will have to be the ones to fix it. However it sounds like you don't even care that its not running the full iOS? Why not simply sell it on eBay? You will probably get a decent amount of cash for it since this is such a rarity.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Hard to think that Verizon did not catch this. They kinda track the IMEI through the sales process but things do fall through the cracks.

    I think I would be more upset that I do not have a new phone working.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Could it be a jailbroken phone that was returned and VZW sold it to you?
     
  7. dannyar macrumors 6502

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    This....definitely not apple software. Why would they have an app called Ness based after the Nintendo character. I've seen this type of jailbroken iPhone before, Verizon likely took it back as a return and didn't check it. Just return it and get a regular iPhone.
     
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    And the icon in OP's photo looks like the correct one.
     
  10. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    This is not a jailbreak, op is right. It's the internal switchboard software that apple uses to test devices. Looks identical to the screenshots on the wiki: https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/SwitchBoard.app

    OP, you've got a very rare phone. If you wanted to, you could probably sell that for more than you paid for it.
     
  11. got556 macrumors 6502

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    That is awesome. I wonder if a security exploit developer would pay big money for that?
     
  12. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible. Maybe you could sell it back to Apple for a pretty penny to prevent their internal software from leaking :p
     
  13. hojx macrumors 6502

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    I apologise in advance if I'm wrong or offensive in any way but I find it a little hard to believe someone would spend a thousand bucks for a new phone and after getting the test firmware:
    1. is not selling it on eBay for a lot more immediately
    2. would still bother putting on a case AND a screen protector

    unless you actually have that much money to spare?

    A video would be great, OP.
     
  14. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it an iPhone 6 or 6s ? Title says iPhone 6 but your post mention iPhone 6s.

    Also it does indeed look like the Switchboard OS that Apple use for debugging. It's extremely rare but a very few people have already received this model instead of the regular iPhone they ordered.

    This could be fake too, I don't know, please OP make a video for proof. Also, if you don't care about it and you are not a collector, you could sell it on eBay and make a lot of cash.
     
  15. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    if you are interested in selling , im interested in buying.
     
  16. paulopadopa macrumors regular

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    How would they be able to track what software is on it if it's inside a box?
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The OP said the IMEI was not in Apple Data base. That would be a HUGE clue for Verizon
     
  18. paulopadopa macrumors regular

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    Oh I get you. Interesting.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    It is interesting. These test phones are usually not out and about. But who know what this really is as I have seen it all in this forum.:)
     
  20. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    You'd be surprised how ineffective that system is, not from a technical standpoint, but by the people who are overseeing. It's a lot more shotty and a lot less automated than you'd expect, especially when unexpected exceptions like this enter their conflicting
    systems and processes handling.
     
  21. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    what would you do with it then, put in a glass case and put it on you mantle ?
     
  22. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    You're replying to yourself.

    Just sayin'.
     

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