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You Can Buy This Rare iPhone 4 Prototype On eBay For $10,000

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Would you like to own a part of Apple’s history, a device that never hit the market? If you do, an iPhone 4 prototype labeled N90AP has just hit eBay with a starting bid of $4500, or a buy it now of $10,000! I wouldn’t exactly call it a bargain, but in all consideration I would love to say I’m one of the few people on earth with this phone.

This model comes with roughly 32 GB of storage, and has never hit the market until earlier today. The prototype phone is fully functional, running Apple’s test software called “Switchboard.” The seller ensured to note that most prototypes are disabled by Apple, but this one wasn’t.

The seller, ddnets, describes the prototype:

All functions of the software seems to work.  All parts on this iPHONE are original prototype parts, except for the battery, which was removed by Apple, and I replaced it with an OEM iPhone Battery

Assuming you’ve seen the pictures above, you may notice the N90 prototype doesn’t feature your typical Apple logo, and in addition, the iPhone is labeled “Prototype.”

Despite those differences, the screws aren’t found at the bottom of the prototype, akin to the iPhone 4. The screw is instead found parallel to the SIM slot, keeping the back panel intact.

While it would be downright sweet to own this N90 prototype, I am not willing to throw out nearly 10 grand. I love iPhones, but not enough to clear out my bank account.

How much would you pay for this functional N90AP prototype? Click here to view more information and pictures of the phone on eBay.

[via 9To5Mac]

 

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  • Networx

    I’m an Apple gear nerd but that’s too much money to have a piece of gear that only about 10 people on the planet would care what it was. Waste of money.

  • CrazyAzz

    If I could be sure it wouldn’t be disabled by apple now that it has hit the news I would pay upto $6000. It’s a piece of apple history and possibly one of the most covered up prototypes yet. But the battery was most likely taken out for good reason by someone who wanted to keep it from being destroyed

  • RyanStOnge

    If I could grab this for maybe a few hundred, sure, but not thousands.

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