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  • iPhone 4 Prototype with Unique Logo Spotted on eBay


    We’ve all seen quite a few prototype iPhone models but how about possibly owning one of them? Well now you might be able to do just that as a rare Apple iPhone N90 prototype (which is the iPhone 4) seems to have appeared on eBay. It should be noted that the prototype has a strange logo on the back panel, one that resembles a Pokéball (for those of you who are familiar with Pokémon) as opposed to the usual Apple logo which everyone is familiar with.

    According to the eBay description, the device is a very rare Apple iPhone 4 prototype which has a storage capacity of 32GB. The back panel isn’t screwed to the shell of the device like the final retail version of the iPhone 4. The prototype is said to use a back clamp system which has been broken so the back panel falls off very easily (supposedly). As mentioned before, we’ve seen pictures of quite a few prototype models but none that are operational prototypes. This specific model has had a battery replaced but apparently still turns on and seems to be fully operational. It should be noted that users can’t make or receive calls or upgrade it to iOS 5. The prototype only runs Apple’s test software suite, which is known as SwitchBoard.

    We doubt that too many people would actually want to own such a device but if you want to get your hands on what appears to be a unique piece of Apple history, you can make a big or $4,500 or more and possibly even contact the seller with an offer of $10,000 to buy it out. The internet seems to get a bit crazier every day and the fact that such a device has recently surfaced the web goes to show just that. If you're interested in looking at more pictures of the device, check the eBay listing by hitting the source link below!

    Source: eBay via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Prototype with Unique Logo Spotted on eBay started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      I think the logo looks more like a death star than a pokeball.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      It's the new pokedex lol
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      $10k?

      I'll take two, please.
    1. kugi_igi's Avatar
      kugi_igi -
      First time I saw it....I thought it's Google Chrome
    1. Florian Sidney's Avatar
      Florian Sidney -
      Really dig that. A unique, confusing artifact.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      I think the logo looks more like a death star than a pokeball.
      I believe you are right. After all, there was a Star Wars related icon in the software it has installed...

    1. boardroomjimmy's Avatar
      boardroomjimmy -
      Is George Lucas going to sue for copyright infringement?
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Get in line...
    1. HomieG35's Avatar
      HomieG35 -


      isnt the N90 a Nokia?
    1. iRockADI's Avatar
      iRockADI -
      that's not an iPhone prototype... Sorry for the one who buy it at that price...
    1. Micturition's Avatar
      Micturition -
      I remember a jailbreak developer (ie: Musclenerd Comex...) about a year ago said that if anything like this ever happened, it would make it substantially easier to find exploits. Too bad the iPhone 4 already has a bootrom exploit!
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Why would apple go thru the trouble and money of printing "Prototype" on the back. Seems a little fishy to me.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Its a hoax IMHO. Buy prototype or buy real..hmmm.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Looks at lot more like a knockoff or even easier, a custom casing.

      But nah, super secret prototype for sure...
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Looks at lot more like a knockoff or even easier, a custom casing.

      But nah, super secret prototype for sure...
      How do you explain the software?
    1. Ajallan246's Avatar
      Ajallan246 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      How do you explain the software?
      I could literally make an application that looks like that in xCode in 5 minutes.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I WANT! But why are things like this so damn expensive.
    1. cowzkull's Avatar
      cowzkull -
      100% hoax - and now it's taken off ebay
    1. TTGSteve's Avatar
      TTGSteve -
      Wow. That dude was about to rip some people off.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cowzkull View Post
      100% hoax - and now it's taken off ebay


      But a sucker is borne everyday that would buye it.