64GB Apple iPhone 6 prototype up to $59,000 on eBay

64GB Apple iPhone 6 prototype up to $59,000 on eBay
If you buy the 64GB Apple iPhone 6 on contract, you will pay $299.99. But if you want to purchase a 64GB prototype of the Apple iPhone 6, it will cost you at least $59,000 on eBay. The device lacks FCC markings or a model number, but is in diagnostic testing mode; it is loaded with the apps that Apple uses before sending an iPhone out to the public. You will find nothing related to iOS 8 on the screen.

So just how did the seller get her hands on an iPhone 6 prototype? She claims that it was sent to her after she renewed her two year contract with Verizon. That story does seems hard to swallow. The auction will run until October 9th at 11:23pm PDT and the last bid is $58,660.

So is this all legal? If you shell out 59 large ones for a phone, you need to know that it won't be confiscated by the cops. It is a gray area. Remember when Apple fought hard to get back lost prototypes of the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4s that were found on barroom floors? And keep in mind that the seller is not giving the buyer a guarantee that the phone or camera will even work.

If you're thinking about purchasing a 64GB iPhone 6, why not save yourself some money and aggravation by giving this eBay auction a wide berth. Your best best is to buy a new model from your carrier, the Apple Store, or from a legitimate tech retailer.


source: eBay, TNW via MobileSyrup

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
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  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Whoa!!!

10. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is stupid who would pay $59,000 for prototype its basically useless phone. all fake bids no one would pay that amount for this.

11. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Actually, It's something rare, and some collectors may like it. Do you remember the Nexus 5 that came with "Key lime pie", instead of Kitkat? I would like to have that phone, and I'm sure lots of people would, too.

27. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Even at that, would you fork out $2000 for that rare Nex?

17. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Samsung, or any other manufacturer who wants to dig deep inside Apple's testing software

26. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

prototype or goophone? really, is anybody going to buy this junk? Museum or Collection?

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Anyone who buys this might put it into a glass display and feels proud.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The iPhone collection.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The amount of things I can buy with almost $59K. GUCCl, LV, Burberry shopping spree, new car and bills paid. Oh, and a 128Gb iPhone 6 Plus to replace my 64GB model.

22. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

things I can buy instead of IP 6+ 128GB: a good android flagship and to be hosest you wil be able to do whatever you need to do on both platforms. save 300~400$ hard earned money :). I can't really justify the price tag on apple products although they are as good as android flagships and maybe better in some aspects.

5. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

I hope its a rich dev from xda. This could be promising in jailbreaking iphones and lots of other hacking perks

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Naaaa.........might break the computer he plugs it into

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I spent $700 on a Beanie Baby in 2007 so if you have the extra money why not.

9. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lol u are crazy!!!!! idk y i like that u told the world that, but it made my day better lols!!!

12. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

If I own a company. I'd rather keep the prototypes and display it like a museum.

13. Deicide

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

May be great for the dev scene.

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Exactly, it should be given to xda community, maybe they could figure out the bootloader and install Android or WP on it.

15. Se7eNMONK3YS

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

It's probably Apple selling it. To replace the bendy ones. Or hoping a dev will pick it up for there new ideas.

16. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Looks like the droids are mad that no one will pay 60k for plastic

25. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

No. Were just not that stupid. We wouldn't pay that much for any phone.

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

this is a Verizon testing phone sent to them by apple for testing on there network and so on

24. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Let's see. Donate 60k to a charity or buy an iPhone 6... Must have been a real hard decision there.

28. MyWatchChoice

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Checkout brand new IPhone6 / IPhone 6 plus accessories at: mywatchchoice.com/product-category/miscellaneous/

29. rafaelfernadnes

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Maybe the person who wins will make a drop test of it. :D

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