Remember the iPhone 6 “prototype” that was listed on eBay and almost sold for $100,000 before getting mysteriously pulled? It was relisted last week and just sold for $11,100.
The seller got what he thought was a brand new iPhone 6 from Verizon only to find what appeared to be an unfinished prototype running internal software. After he told us that he was excited to hear from Apple regarding the prototype, the listing was suddenly taken down.
What looked like an incredibly rare prototype was actually just an unfinished iPhone, explains the seller, who’s first name is Alex. “I have been informed by Apple that this phone is not a prototype, but rather a device that went through the manufacturing process and was never completed. The phone does not have iOS8 running on it, has a red charging port and has no FCC writing on the rear of the device… It is running applications that do not come on the released device.”
So it’s not a legitimate prototype after all, but an iPhone 6 that didn’t make it through the final stages of testing at Foxconn. Somehow it still managed to get shipped alongside finished shipments, which is obviously a big blunder for Foxconn and Apple.
After posting his original eBay listing, Apple offered Alex the opportunity to exchange the phone for any iPhone 6 or 6 Plus model he wanted, but instead he choose to list it on eBay again. With a finishing bid of $11,100, it looks like he made the right choice.