Now you can get an early prototype iPhone 4 on eBay

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

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

12 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Apr 06, 2011

Because this site is ran by liberals who'll post any tripe as news on this site.

3. Gawain

Posts: 431; Member since: Apr 15, 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

@T.nachoz 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: May 24, 2010

Who would ever pay $2000 for an inoperable iPhone 4 with different volume buttons? This world is crazy

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

7. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

EXACTLY!!!!!!!! THIS GUY IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!! I BET APPLE HAS ONE OF THEIR OWN BIDDERS IN THE AUCTION!!!

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

9. Jake15

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

The listing has been taken down

11. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

People buy the dumbest s**t.

12. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

stupid people 2000 clone phone

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.