An alleged prototype version of Apple's "vintage" iPhone 6 has appeared in an eBay auction with a starting price of $4,999.

The device has the Apple logo and "iPhone" branding, but no FCC logos, serial number or IMEI on the rear, and appears to be in very good condition.

iPhone 6 prototype
The handset apparently runs a much-sought-after hackable debugging OS called "SwitchBoard" and features a red lightning dock port with a serial number of C39NW00KG876. The seller claims to have bought it from a friend. The auction currently has one bidder.

iPhone 6 prototype
In October 2014, a similar prototype iPhone 6 with red Lightning port was offered on eBay by someone claiming to have received the handset by accident. The auction garnered almost 200 bids and reached over $100,000, before being pulled by eBay, likely at Apple's request.

(Via 9to5Mac)

Top Rated Comments

oMc Avatar
78 months ago
It's the 16 gb model.

The 64 gb model start at only $5,999 and the 128 gb model at $6,999.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kajje Avatar
78 months ago
It's the 16 gb model.

The 64 gb model start at only $5,999 and the 128 gb model at $6,999.
<crowd is sheering and applauding>
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sp3k0psv3t Avatar
78 months ago
Stupid is as Stupid does lol.

Good luck fighting Apple when they come looking to regain their rightful property.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicMac Avatar
78 months ago
It's amazing that some nerds will convince themselves to buy this. "Hey, I have an iPhone which does basically nothing and cost a fortune". Not something to be proud off.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
78 months ago
Is safari snappier on this device?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kajje Avatar
78 months ago
I find it interesting that their debugging OS has a QR scanner.
'Scanning' QR codes are a great way to test the camera hardware: it requires the probing all possible focus points and exposures in order to get a clear picture of the small little blocks.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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