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eBay Auction for iPhone 4 Prototype Surpasses $33,000

eBay Auction for iPhone 4 Prototype Surpasses $33,000

Posted July 4, 2011 at 4:17am by iClarified · 19008 views
An eBay auction for an iPhone 4 prototype has already surpassed a price of $33,000 with 7 days of bidding left.

You are bidding on black Apple iPhone 4 XXGB PROTOTYPE/TESTER. Please review all detailed pictures. I did removed rear cover to examine the internal parts and it looks just like any GSM iPhone, NO WATER DAMAGE, does not appear to be ever taken apart. Serial number does not appear to be valid according to apple.com. Sim tray has serial number and IMEI No, when I ran it through database it says that the iPhone is a tester.

1. iPhone has wear on the frame, some small marks on the rear cover, small marks on the screen. No cracks and no deep scratches.
2. Volume buttons don't have the usual + for upper button and - for lower volume button
3. Phone will not activate on at&t and when syncing with iTunes it says that this phone can not be activated with at&t sim card it won't activate (please review picture #10)
4. On rear cover Model No.: XXXXX FCC ID: BCGAXXXXX IC ID: 579C-AXXXXX (please review picture #8)
5. Front screen and rear cover has some type of numbers printed on the inside.

The device is apparently similar to the one obtained by Gizmodo. TNW first posted an article about the auction listing where they note that "the 'DF1692' you see etched on the lower right of the front and back is a unique code that makes sure Apple can keep track of what prototype belongs to which employee."

It's unclear whether Apple will request that eBay pull the auction.

Read More [via TNW]

eBay Auction for iPhone 4 Prototype Surpasses $33,000
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jtmaxo - July 5, 2011 at 5:57am
I have the iPhone in my possession and yes eBay removed my listing, no surprises to that. If anyone wants it contact me through my eBay user ID: jtmaxo
6italia0 - July 5, 2011 at 6:01am
Lol /
6italia0 - July 5, 2011 at 4:45am
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130540359649&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 the listing has been removed, I contacted the seller and from reading his listing he did not have a legit prototype iphone 4. watch my youtube video and read the description and I explain why. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1ewwbXO6o
ElTraqueteo.net - July 4, 2011 at 6:02pm
It just reached the $999,999.01
Mercalis - July 4, 2011 at 8:13am
On Jul-03-11 at 23:54:40 PDT, seller added the following information: Due to non-legitimate bidders I am canceling "some" bidders and I am requesting all potential buyers to EMAIL ME FIRST. If you don't email me OR If you don't have "appropriate feedback" your bid will be cancelled. Thank you
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