Now you can get an early prototype iPhone 4 on eBay
If you've ever wondered how a possibly early build of the iPhone 4 looks like, despite not being able to activate it or operate it in any way, now you can get yours on eBay for over $1,700.
The device carries a product number DF1692, a unique identification given to each Apple employee, so you might also expect to get contacted by Apple, but for the time being the auction is alive and well.
Visually, the prototype iPhone 4 mimics the looks of the final device with the only notable difference being the lack of “+” and “-” signs on the volume buttons. No activation also means that the amount of memory on the handset is a guessing game. The seller, Jtmaxo, claims to be a licensed phone repairmen, registered on eBay since March 2004. Feel free to place your bids at the source link below, but don't get your hopes too high – the price goes up quickly.
1. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
That guys is getting really lucky with all this promotion, he may get 2-3ks for the phone
2. T.nachoz (unregistered)
why is this even news....
10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Because this site is ran by liberals who'll post any tripe as news on this site.
3. Gawain (Posts: 375; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
So, now the clowns have joined the auction, and the bidding is a mere, $999,999.01...looks like the bidding got up to an honest $3-4K before mayhem began.
4. glark (unregistered)
I agree. who cares? Why would anyone even want it. It doesn't do anything. What idiot would pay that much for it?
5. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Who would ever pay $2000 for an inoperable iPhone 4 with different volume buttons? This world is crazy
6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Apple might pay that much to keep it out of the hands of the public.
7. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)
THIS GUY IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!! I BET APPLE HAS ONE OF THEIR OWN BIDDERS IN THE AUCTION!!!
8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
So you are pretty much spending over 1000 dollars on an ipod touch when you can buy one for like 200. Yea...that makes sense....not.