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Now you can get an early prototype iPhone 4 on eBay

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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.

source: eBay via Thisismynext

Now you can get an early prototype iPhone 4 on eBay
Now you can get an early prototype iPhone 4 on eBay

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posted on 04 Jul 2011, 05:47 1

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

That guys is getting really lucky with all this promotion, he may get 2-3ks for the phone

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 08:34 2

2. T.nachoz (unregistered)

why is this even news....

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 03:33

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.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 09:51 1

3. Gawain (Posts: 423; 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 10:17 1

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?

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 10:23

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

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 11:01 1

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Apple might pay that much to keep it out of the hands of the public.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 14:07

7. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)



posted on 04 Jul 2011, 21:25

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 23:52

9. Jake15 (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)

The listing has been taken down

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 02:59

11. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

People buy the dumbest s**t.

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 09:48

12. joey18 (Posts: 595; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

stupid people 2000 clone phone

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