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Bids on alleged iPhone 6 prototype top $100,000 on eBay

By Shawn Knight
Oct 6, 2014
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  1. It seems pretty unlikely that Verizon would accidentally send one of its customers an iPhone 6 prototype instead of a consumer model but that's exactly what one person claims has happened. Instead of returning the device, the recipient headed to eBay...

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  2. Gotta just love it when people fall for scams.
     
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +172

    This actually looks like an iOS I'd kind of like.
     
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,101   +345

    100k for a prototype Iphone really?

    What has this planet come to.

    Were all f***** doomed!
     
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  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    I'm trying to imagine this,....if I had all the money in the world,...why on earth would I want that "prototype"?

    It's like junk collectors amidst the richest.
     
  6. Radient

    Radient TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Maby apple wants to buy it back for thier special dev os
     
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    Devotion to the late Mr. Jobs? To have it placed by his tombstone?

    Who knows what rings...
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Hey Shawn, it's stories like this that make me wish I hadn't misplaced my copy of, "Idiocracy". It's times like these that make that movie seem, "so real".
    Maybe Apple could just get the Chinese to make them another, "prototype". After all, they only pay them about 2 bucks an hour. It would be flat out stupid for them to get into a bidding war over it.

    Or for laughs, they might try planting a couple of shills into the bidding pool, just to see how far they could drive the price up.
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,481   +2,035

    It sounds like a scam if I ever heard one. Who in their right mind would consider paying 100 grand for something thats not even worth 5 bucks in reality? I can only imagine iDopes being interested in something like this.
     
  10. Or maybe the buyer want to check the inner software to find clues for jailbraiking...
     

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