9 to 5 Mac is reporting that a first generation iPhone prototype has just sold on ebay for a hefty $1499. The seller, out of Australia, claims this is an early test prototype and still runs the original Apple prototype software.
Here it goes! My wife says I have too much stuff, so I have to reduce my collection.
I am selling a very rare original iPhone engineering prototype. These were used to test the
iPhone’s various features. To do so, a special test software was installed, which is still running
on the device perfectly.
This is device is especially rare, as it shows the initial iOS version installed and the signal
strength values etched on the back. This was done by Apple internally and is guaranteed genuine.
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