I think I found a prototype iPhone? Any thoughts?

omart78

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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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Mrbobb

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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.
 

Crichton333

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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.
 

Chundles

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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?
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.