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[Update] iPhone 4 Prototype Tester On eBay for $100K; Taken Down

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Update 5: The auction has been taken down, as expected. But it looks like more have popped up on eBay, but this time in white. (via CoM)

Update 4 (July 4, 12:12AM PST): Looks like the auction has been brought back down to $101,600, after some fake bidders got it to one million.

Update 3: Make that…$999,999. Someone has deep pockets. Could it be Steve Ballmer?

Update 2: The auction is now at $100,000. This is turning into one big joke, and will most likely be shut down soon.

Update 1: The auction is now at $60,000 and growing.

Do you have $25,000 to spare? This morning, This is My Next wrote about a genuine iPhone 4 prototype tester that has hit eBay. The auction started out at $98, and now has been ridiculously bids have pushed it to $25,400 (as of writing), with over seven days remaining.

Here is the description for the prototype:

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.

CONDITION:
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.

FUNCTIONALITY:
1. Vibrates
2. Volume buttons work
3. Home button works
4. Sleep button works
5. Screen is fully functional

INCLUDED
1. black iPhone 4 XXGB (PLEASE READ ABOVE)

This iPhone is sold AS-IS, NO WARRANTY WHAT SO EVER.

Not sure what the use would be for a testing unit, but it would be one heck of a collector’s item that would be real, and not found from within a bar. Would you want this?

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  • Nilay Maheta

    This is would definitely mean something if arrived 1.5 year earlier, now we want a tester for the next generation Iphone. I am just thinking how much ppl might pay for that?

  • Nilay Maheta

    This is would definitely mean something if arrived 1.5 year earlier, now we want a tester for the next generation Iphone. I am just thinking how much ppl might pay for that?

  • Nilay Maheta

    This is would definitely mean something if arrived 1.5 year earlier, now we want a tester for the next generation Iphone. I am just thinking how much ppl might pay for that?

  • Anonymous

    $26,000 for this lol people will buy anything.

  • Anonymous

    $26,000 for this lol people will buy anything.

  • Anonymous

    $26,000 for this lol people will buy anything.

  • Anonymous

    May i have a link to the auction? I’d like to bid $30,000

  • Anonymous

    May i have a link to the auction? I’d like to bid $30,000

  • Anonymous

    May i have a link to the auction? I’d like to bid $30,000

  • It’s in the story above. Make sure you bid high, because I’m going to outbid
    you at the last minute with my $100K snipe!

  • Anonymous

    hey , wait i have a prototype also, I’d cell mine for half that.  (even though i bought it a couple months ago.) 

  • Anonymous

    hey , wait i have a prototype also, I’d cell mine for half that.  (even though i bought it a couple months ago.) 

  • Anonymous

    It is bidding at 50,000.00 now with 7 days to go. Check out the bidders and their history. It is probably the same person as the seller. lol

  • Anonymous

    It is bidding at 50,000.00 now with 7 days to go. Check out the bidders and their history. It is probably the same person as the seller. lol

  • Anonymous

    It is bidding at 50,000.00 now with 7 days to go. Check out the bidders and their history. It is probably the same person as the seller. lol

  • Anonymous

    It is bidding at 50,000.00 now with 7 days to go. Check out the bidders and their history. It is probably the same person as the seller. lol

  • Anonymous

    Just buy all us iphoneincanada readers the new iPhone when it comes out, better way to spend 100 grand.

  • I like that idea. Except instead of the new iPhone 5, I’m going to hook all
    y’all up with Blackberry Curves.

  • I like that idea. Except instead of the new iPhone 5, I’m going to hook all
    y’all up with Blackberry Curves.

  • Make that $60,100!

  • Make that $60,100!

  • Anonymous

    Correction it is at 100 grand USA dollars, sorry Gary looks like you’ll have to buy everyone curves

  • Anonymous

    Correction it is at 100 grand USA dollars, sorry Gary looks like you’ll have to buy everyone curves

  • Anonymous

    Oh so a spare phone then, sweet.

  • Anonymous

    Oh so a spare phone then, sweet.

  • Doh!

  • Doh!

  • Ex

    What a joke. eBay will be shutting this down.

  • Ex

    What a joke. eBay will be shutting this down.

  • Anonymous

    If a legit buyer actually buys it, eBay will make a nice commission. Though I doubt no one even a billionaire would buy it.

  • Anonymous

    If a legit buyer actually buys it, eBay will make a nice commission. Though I doubt no one even a billionaire would buy it.

  • Anonymous

    If a legit buyer actually buys it, eBay will make a nice commission. Though I doubt no one even a billionaire would buy it.

  • Ex

    Well Gary seems to be interested. He recently sold his iPhone 4 for the PlayBook. Maybe he can buy this prototype.

    😛

  • Anonymous

    Nah he promised everyone crackberry curves, so that is instead of the tester iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    Nah he promised everyone crackberry curves, so that is instead of the tester iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    its a million now

  • Anonymous

    its a million now

  • Ex

    LOL!

  • Ex

    LOL!

  • Ex

    LOL!

  • Casey Callaghan

    Hmmm….should I keep my house or get an iPhone prototype? Hardest decision.

  • Casey Callaghan

    Hmmm….should I keep my house or get an iPhone prototype? Hardest decision.

  • Casey Callaghan

    Hmmm….should I keep my house or get an iPhone prototype? Hardest decision.

  • Frankie

    So much for being the iPhone master 😉

  • Frankie

    So much for being the iPhone master 😉

  • I’ve gone to the dark side. No excuse me while I enjoy this sweet, sweet
    BBM.

  • I’ve gone to the dark side. No excuse me while I enjoy this sweet, sweet
    BBM.

  • Anonymous

    1,700.00 NOW 

  • Anonymous

    1,700.00 NOW 

  • Anonymous

    Apple probably deactivated the phone long time ago. The original tester most likely reported it stolen or lost. So I doubt there is much that can be determined from this iPhone that we already don’t know.

    Probably just an older prototype from last year for the existing iPhone 4’s…. Bragging rights to whoever gets this, and along with a call/visit from Apple 😛

  • Anonymous

    its gone now, 

  • Anonymous

    its gone now, 

  • Anonymous

    its gone now, 

  • Anonymous

    its gone now, 

  • Anonymous

    its gone now, 

  • Tz616379

    It’s now been removed, Gary.

  • Tz616379

    It’s now been removed, Gary.

  • Tz616379

    It’s now been removed, Gary.

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