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Foxconn Successfully Assembles Sapphire-Covered iPhone Prototypes [Report]

According to a new report by AppleInsider (via Apple Daily), Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, has succeeded in assembling over a 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays. The testing is said to have taken place at a Foxconn-owned factory in the Longhua district of Shenzhen, China. The test surely marks a major milestone for Foxconn, since working with sapphire rather...

Purported Prototype of Original iPhone Sells for $1499 on eBay

An alleged engineering prototype of Apple's first-generation iPhone has been sold for $1499 on eBay, AppleInsider is reporting. The item “Very Rare Original iPhone Engineering Prototype", was listed by Australia-based eBay user applefancollector, and was shown running an early version of iOS designed to test the phone's hardware functions. While the authenticity of the device has not...