I think I found a prototype iPhone? Any thoughts?

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  1. omart78 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a used iPhone 4 on CL with a cracked screen, nothing major until I looked at the serial. Serial has "QRxxxBETA4S", where each x represents a number. I can't find anything about the phone, wondering if I now own some prototype. Anyone have any ideas?
     

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  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    My thought is, to the junk pile.

    If you had a iPhone1 prototype, they used some kind of pre-iPad enclosure and it ran HOT, then u may have a collector's item.
     
  3. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    This reminded me of that story when an Apple dude lost a prototype in a coffee shop. You never know where some inside stuff can surface.
     
  4. purplepower macrumors newbie

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  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    A4S is a standard iPhone serial number ending. It might just have come out of the serial number calculator thingy with that particular sequence of letters.

    I've seen serials have "AR5E" and BUM and a bunch of different words.
     
  6. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

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    It was actually in a bar. And that was before the iPhone 4 was announced so it was a much bigger deal.
     
  7. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I remember that period fondly! :D

    Wasn't it that that caused Steve Jobs to get all testy with Gizmodo?
     

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