Unusual iPhone; possible engineering sample OS?

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  1. infernojericho macrumors newbie

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    i managed to get myself an iPhone, long story short when I powered on the phone I am looking at a very unusual screen. I can't seem to find ANY info on it.

    I have opened the phone and can confirm the motherboard is indeed original from Apple.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You have Switchboard.app, it is a real iPhone.
     
  4. infernojericho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have thought of that at first, but when I opened it up and looked at the motherboard closely, the connectors all match with the original motherboard, the craftsmanship of the motherboard also convinced me its an original apple motherboard.

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    Is there any way I can load iOS on the phone? I tried to restore iOS back to the phone, but it just won't install. I'm pulling my hairs out on trying to figure it out.

    Any pros here can shed some light on what I'm dealing with here?
     
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  7. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Does iTunes recognise it? And is it still under warranty?
     
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Why would you want to get rid of switchboard?!?!
     
  9. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I'm surprised this is actually a thing made by Apple. Those icons all look shady and cheap as hell. Are you guys sure that's a real thing?
     
  10. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Did you look at the link in post #5?
     
  11. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    It would appear that this iPhone was somehow excluded from the final stage of testing documented in the link from post #5 and found its way into the public sector prior to the testing utilities being removed.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its rare and cool as far as being a prototype or something build just for testing purposes. But I think the OP would like to have a normal functioning iphone instead.
     
  13. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Yes I did. I'm surprised it's genuine Apple material because those are some pretty interesting icons lol.
     
  14. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Apple internal software always has really interesting assets. I got a copy of PurpleSNIFF last night, and this waiting music played while reading the device:
    http://cl.ly/2z2K0G023X3F
     
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Ever seen the iPhone UI that hardware engineers used during development?

    2006nov_iphone4.png
    2006nov_iphone3.png
    2006nov_iphone.png

    For secrecy, hardware developers were not allowed to see the real UI, just as UI developers were not allowed to see the actual hardware. IIRC, less than 15 people in the entire company had ever seen both together before its public debut. So much for tight software and hardware integration.
     

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