How much would you pay for an iPhone prototype? $1,000? $10,000? How about $100,000? A 64 GB iPhone 6 said to be a prototype model is currently commanding more than $100,000 on eBay.
The seller claims that Verizon shipped him the device by mistake. iOS is not installed on the device. Instead, the interface shows a proprietary developer’s mode. He claims (and his pictures show) that the device lacks any of the markings traditionally found on the back of an iPhone.
“I am also giving a 110% guarantee on this being an authentic Apple prototype device,” the seller says, adding “I cannot guarantee that it will make calls or that the camera will work. The device comes with the box, charger, headphones and wall charger as well as all the paperwork.
In the past, companies have successfully lobbied eBay to remove listings of prototypes, yet this could be a different case since the seller claims to have been shipped the device by mistake. The auction has nearly 3 days left so Apple has plenty of time to take action if it chooses.