9to5Mac has spotted an iPhone 4 prototype codenamed N90AP for sale on eBay, which could be yours for $10,000.
The iPhone prototype is fully functional and has not been disabled by Apple. It is running Apple’s software testing suite called SwitchBoard.
Here’s the full description of the rare prototype below:
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.) ONE OR MORE OF THE CLAMPS ARE BROKEN CAUSING BACK PLATE TO FALL OFF
THIS IPHONE is a functional representation of this design.
This iPHONE is not only unique in it’s hardware, but it’s running Apple’s software testing suite, called SwitchBoard which is used to test the devices functionality. USUALLY THESE PROTOTYPES ARE DISABLED BY APPLE BUT THIS ONE IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL. All functions of the software seems to work. All parts on this iPHONE are original prototype parts, except for the battery, which was removed by Apple, and I replaced it with an OEM iPhone Battery. This iPhone is model N90AP. The iPhone contains many identifying numbers on it which disclose which particular prototype it is, and in the interest of safety I have blurred out all possible identifying numbers. Again, be aware this is a one of a kind item, none like this have been listed on ebay before. It comes with no warranty, and is intended as a collectors item or if you’re interested in the hardware or software on it. The back of the device clearly shows that its a prototype model. This iPhone has it’s own serial number which shows up as invalid in Apple’s system since Apple does not register prototypes.
Here are some photos of the iPhone 4 prototype:
If you’re wondering about the logo, then that’s the prototype logo – “Protologo”.
Sonny Dickson who seems to be the seller has posted a YouTube video, which we’ve embedded below. It’s pretty cool as it gives you a glimpse of SwitchBoard – Apple’s software testing suite.
The current bid stands at $4500 with more than 4 days to go, but you can buy it now for $10,000. Check out eBay for more details.
We won’t be surprised if Apple lawyers get in touch with eBay and get it removed.