iPhone 4 Prototype

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  1. t0264 macrumors newbie

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  2. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

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    Considering the photo is a generic photo from the online Apple store and that they're asking so much in the beginning I would say its possibly fake and not worth the money.
     
  3. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Scroll down and see pictuals of the actual item.

    Since it's an iphone 4 WHITE, I wonder how rare the prototype would be since I'm sure many went around when they were testing the white color.... though it still is a prototype I suppose.
     
  4. cyks macrumors 68020

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    If it's legit, they'll be lucky if Apple doesn't contact them and demand a return of their property.
     
  5. Diode macrumors 68020

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    The serial doesn't pull anything up on Apple - which makes it either fake or legit.

    The IMEI pulls up Apple for the Manufacturer and Test for the model.

    All could be faked - the only real test is opening it up and looking at the color of the mother boards.

    Given the guy has all positive feedback leans towards real - not to mention a few of those items were 1k+.
     
  6. Ray- macrumors regular

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    I have my doubts. Anyone can change the back plate on an iphone and call it a "Prototype". For prototypes, people are usually looking for really distinctive features like the 2 connector ports on that prototype first gen ipad. and then the testing firmware/software too. but something like this...
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Dunno why anyone would pay extra for this. At a glance you wouldn't even be able to tell that it's special.
     
  8. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    That thing is fake. Look above the speaker mesh, that was how they made the after market lcd's not the OEM.
     
  9. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    You sir, are wrong.
    Apple originally had designed the white iPhone 4 to have this kind of proximity sensor, then changed over to the current style.
    How do I know?
    I owned a (real) prototype iPhone 4. Check my signature.
     
  10. cyks macrumors 68020

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    You never did get it back after being 'repaired'? Sorry to hear if you're who I'm thinking about and if that's the case.
     
  11. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't read the entire thread did you, I don't blame you it's too long. I did get it back in the end but it was just a really irritating situation...
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    I followed it for a while, then it'd pop back up and I saw a few people championing to help and it seemed to look promising. I didn't see it pop up again after that so I simply hoped it all worked out for the best and never went searching for it.

    Your saying 'owned' gave me hesitation. Glad it was finally returned, but, yes, from what I read it definitely was a nightmare you shouldn't have had to go through.
     
  13. macbookflasher macrumors member

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    iPhone 4 Prototype

    No. I think its not a genuine, if It is genuine then why it is so cheap ? :confused:
     
  14. t0264 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's running retail firmware, if it was running SwitchBoard it would probably go for a lot more
     

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