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    Default IPad Prototype With Dual Dock Connectors Up For Auction on Ebay


    Want an iPad prototype with a landscape dock connector? Well one can be yours if you ready to shell out over $4,800 in an eBay auction set to end in seven hours.

    The prototype appears to confirm rumors and other leaked photos from late 2010 that indicated Apple at point was considering dual dock connectors for the iPad before deciding on a single connector. Apple holds patent applications that show iPads designed with dual portrait and landscape connectors as well.

    The prototype iPad also runs Apple’s diagnostic Switchboard software used to test the basic functionality of prototypes. The unit appears to be in near working order with the only aftermarket part installed by the seller being the battery since Apple removed it. However, the screen does not work as one of the clips used to hold the digitizer ribbon down is missing. The seller was able to get the screen to respond to basic touches when holding down the digitizer connector though.

    Several of the components and parts feature part numbers and copyright dates preceding the original iPad as well. The regulatory text section on the back of the device contains “X”placeholders for the device’s battery rating, and for the Broadcom Wi-Fi chip as well.

    Those with the spare cash will be hard pressed to find a unique Apple collectors item like this anytime soon.

    Source: eBay [via MacRumors]

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    Is there any hack to install switchboard on a device?

    secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way

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    15 bids later and its up to $6100. I guess some people have too much $$$. lol

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    Can we jailbreak it?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
    Is there any hack to install switchboard on a device?
    No since it's an Apple application. It's only available to Apple.
    Great minds discuss ideas.
    Average minds discuss events.
    Small minds discuss people.

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    "since they are intentionally disabled by Apple to not work. This iPad is fully functional apart from the touch screen"
    so far its $10 000.00 for a non working touchscreen 0_o

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
    Can we jailbreak it?!?
    wrong question....

    you were looking for "will it blend?"
    cydia.myrepospace.com/AngryPIG/

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    I wanna know how it made it out of Cupertino???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dopeyrat View Post
    I wanna know how it made it out of Cupertino???
    It was found in a bar.

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    just looked its at $10,000 with 20 minutes left, wtf, do you kno how many MUCH nicer iPad 3's and/or other shiny apple products you can buy for that much!? Can anyone say shill bidding?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    It was found in a bar.
    +1

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    Someone pleeeeease bid it up to $1,000,000 and then not pay for it....

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    made in china.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xNEOxGENESISx View Post
    made in china.
    Lol. Everything is.

    10,000 for an inoperable iPad. Amazing.

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    for $10K auction you'd think he'd at least wipe his grubby prints off it before taking photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
    Someone pleeeeease bid it up to $1,000,000 and then not pay for it....
    bahahaha

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    I know it's over but does anyone else notice that parts of the picture of the ipad are pixelated? Almost as if it was all scratched up when they took the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loismustdie555 View Post
    I know it's over but does anyone else notice that parts of the picture of the ipad are pixelated? Almost as if it was all scratched up when they took the pic.
    The seller did an interview with Wired and said he had to cover ups some numbers etched into the device because then it could be traced back to the person that was issued it.

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