Claimed iPhone 6 Prototype Appears on eBay With Bids Reaching $89,000

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    eBay seller kimberlyk1018 claims to have received a prototype iPhone 6 by accident and is auctioning the device with bids reaching over $89,000 since the auction's posting late last week. While the high bids are undoubdtedly not genuine, the auction is obviously attracting a significant amount of attention.

    According to a rather suspect story from the auction description, the device supposedly is a prototype 64 GB iPhone 6 that was shipped to the seller from Verizon Wireless.
    The authenticity of the device and the story behind it cannot be verified, but several photos that accompany the listing suggest it is not a consumer device.

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    The device apparently does not include iOS 8, instead shipping with several development and testing apps that are similar to those seen on previously leaked prototypes. It also ships with a red-bordered Lightning port and lacks the FCC regulatory information that appears on all consumer iPhone models.

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    If authentic, this unit joins several previous prototypes that have made their way from Apple to eBay's auction listings. Most of these earlier prototypes were quickly removed from the auction website, likely at Apple's request.

    Article Link: Claimed iPhone 6 Prototype Appears on eBay With Bids Reaching $89,000
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    That's crazy, but then bidding and actually getting the money are two different things
     
  3. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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  4. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    Fake - they'll never leave those antenna bands in the final design ;) :rolleyes:
     
  5. charlitos macrumors member

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    what's your problem? the antenna is a necessary design feature and they did it elegantly.
     
  7. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    ^^ Sense of humour failure.
     
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    I think it might be cool to own a prototype to impress friends, but at that price I think friends will laugh at you.
     
  9. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    1. He is being sarcastic.

    2. The bands, IMO are the most hideous of any iPhone design, ever.

    3. He is being sarcastic.
     
  10. 997.2 macrumors regular

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    I just didn't find it funny
     
  11. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I sense an email from :apple: to this user.

    Dear Sir,

    Please return our device in exchange for a new iPhone 6, iPad Air etc.
     
  12. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Must be real, it has the bendability app installed.

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  13. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    It makes me wonder if Apple will try to win the listing, lol. That would be hilarious if the winning bidder request the device to be sent to Cupertino.
     
  14. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    only die hard fanatic apple fans who would really want to bid this.
     
  15. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Only die hard idiots would want this.
     
  16. viper2021 macrumors newbie

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    Agree.. Those ugly bands...This is definitely a prototype.:)
     
  17. eggersj macrumors 6502

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    You sounded a tad butt hurt.
     
  18. sransari macrumors 6502

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    Almost as elegant as the protruding camera
     
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    Wait till the Apple Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) find out about this...
     
  21. lowepg macrumors member

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    Im just longing for the day when there's an Apple thread that doesnt have some jerk-wagon injecting their "bend" comments and thinking its still remotely funny...

    New target date: mid-2015.
     
  22. NightFox macrumors 68020

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    I think the seller has as much chance of the highest bidder actually paying up as I do for my iPhone 5S that I've already relisted 4 times.
     
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