A RARE Iphone 4 prototype model is being sold on Ebay in the US with an asking price of $10,000.
The seller, Sonny Dickson has slapped a $10,000 Buy It Now asking price on the working Iphone prototype, and at the time of writing one Ebay punter has placed a bid of $4,500 for the device.
According to Dickson, this is the first time such a device has ever been seen on Ebay. The prototype reportedly is running Apple's Switchboard software testing suite and is fully functional. It also has an odd prototype logo on the back, as opposed to the traditional Apple logo.
The item's description reads, "Iphone 4 Prototype/Tester unit. This is one of a VERY small amount of Apple prototype devices and never seen on Ebay. This Iphone has 32GBs of capacity, and is incredibly unique.
"It has a unique back that clamps to the body without screws on the bottom (a small Phillips screw holds the back, screw placed on the side next to the SIM card slot.)," followed by the seller shouting, "ONE OR SIM OF THE CLAMPS ARE BROKEN CAUSING BACK PLATE TO FALL OFF."
The auction will end on 26 August, so if you've got more money than sense you can head over to Ebay and place a bid. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home