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iPhone 4 Prototype Listed on eBay for Sale

An eBay seller “jtmaxo” listed a prototype iPhone 4 base on test hardware built even before the device actually hit the market. The listing will be expired on July 11. The item is mentioned as “prototype” and the serial number mentioned on it, is not valid when checked on the Apple’s website.

iPhone 4 Prototype

The device has “DF1692″ written on it and according to This is my next, the unique code is to keep track of what prototype hardware belongs to a certain employee.

“We’re hearing through the grapevine that this particular unit has hardware similar to Gizmodo’s prototype last year — not identical to the retail version internally, though we don’t know exactly what has changed,” the report said.


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Its not the same iPhone 4 prototype which Gizmodo revealed last April. They got the pre-device prototype from a third party which got it at a California bar.

That unit was encased in a plastic case to make it look like iPhone 3GS and was tested by an Apple’s software engineer. The source of the new prototype listed on eBay is still unknown.

According to selling that the prototype will not activate via iTunes with the AT&T network. iTunes gives an error and suggests to visit the nearest Apple or AT&T store.

iPhone 4 Prototype Back Side

The model number, FCC ID storage and other details are written with “Xx” on the back side of the prototype. The only noticeable change is that the volume lables “+” and “-” are not present there.

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