Got $5000 to spare? Spend them on this iPhone 6 prototype and be cooler than the other kids


It's not every day we got to see a prototype iPhone from one of the world's most notoriously secretive companies go for sale online. But when such a thing happens, it is imperative that the rare device commands an exorbitant price tag. This is a collector's item, after all. So if there are any Apple collectors among you, keep your eyes peeled for you're not going to want to miss this!

A prototype iPhone 6 showed up on eBay flaunting a $5000 price tag. The device is notable for its red Lighting connector, absence of markings (it has no FCC logo, serial numer, or IMEI), and running Apple's SwitchBoard test operating system. It lets developers debug applications or test the iPhone's sensors, display, sound, and other hardware facilities.

There isn't much else to be said about the prototype. Bar the crimson-colored port and lack of regulatory tattoos, it looks like a retail iPhone 6, which probably means this particular unit comes from a time where the best-selling 2014 iPhone was close to completion.

Speaking of prototypes, around the end of last year, we heard that Apple has been tinkering with no less than five different iPhone 7 archetypes. Reportedly, some of the technology being looked at by Apple includes a new Lighting port that supports headsets, wireless charging, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the phone's display, multi-Force Touch, and a dual camera set-up – presumably destined for the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is also experimenting with AMOLED displays, although these won't make it into retail iPhones until next year, at the earliest.

source: eBay

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19 Comments

2. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

can iOS be installed or not ?

4. jeevanand88 unregistered

Give it to Tim cook and ask him 5000$ for this rare piece of iphone6 prototype. He would say WTF?!

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Fail Phone

7. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Epic ripoff phone. No features average specs and no custom Roms. No root no tweaks.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

True to that!

10. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Typical Android user

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Hungry for likes aren't you

15. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Nope, here to advise and let dumbass people choose and make the right decision, also to learn from others. Reminds me of Tryionlanister.

12. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

"No root no tweaks." That just shows how limited knowledge you have on this field. Most of Droid sheeps think that once they buy an android device, they know all the things about customization and tweaks.

14. jeevanand88 unregistered

Sometimes facts just hurt people like you!! and cry like this :D

17. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

That's shows how Apple will never let you tweak anything of its hardware and software. So you need Apple to tell you what you are and aren't allowed.

18. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

you could. it's just harder.

26. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

I guess you aren't familiar with 'Jailbreaking'. It's ok. A lot of android fans tend to forget jailbreaking on Apple devices since their vision is clouded with Android.

25. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

jailbreak ?

27. jeevanand88 unregistered

Yes every version of iOS within two days of its release, is cracked for the installation of pirated apps which are not available in apple store. As rooting in android, we can also do anything in jailbroken iOS... But because of the error56 or some code and as it causes bricking of iphone, ppl now are afraid to that...

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Any one that would pay that for this phone has got way less brains then I thought isheep had.

19. SumDumFuq

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

No thank you very much! My Samsung galaxy 7 Edge already make me look cooler than those kids carrying the boring iPhones.

21. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

If its real ip6 prototype and get ready to be sued by Apple. But more like fake.

23. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

The eBay Item title says "Vintage Apple iPhone 6 Prototype." Vintage - You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means

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