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8 things to buy to get your WWDC on

Apple is busy putting the finishing touches on WWDC before the invasion of 5,000 developers destroy the corridors of Moscone West, but even if you didn’t get a ticket to the hottest developer event in the world, you can still enjoy WWDC like you’re actually there by sporting some of this gear from the comfort of your couch.

Tim Cook and the rest of the Apple gang are coming straight out of Cupertino on June 2nd to kick off WWDC with the first keynote of the year. iOS 8, OS X 10.10, a home automation platform, new iMacs and possibly even an 8GB iPhone 5s are rumored to make an appearance.

We’ll be covering the action on our liveblog starting at 10AM PDT, Monday June 2nd and won’t let up until WWDC finishes on June 6th, but to get yourself ready for the assault, here are eight things you should buy to get your WWDC on.

eBay CEO’s Plea To Tim Cook: Icahn Do This Alone

Investor activist Carl Icahn is at it again -- with eBay as the target this time.

Investor activist Carl Icahn is at it again — with eBay as the target this time.

Activist investor Carl Icahn is at it again — and Apple might be lending moral support to his latest target.

Tim Cook was reportedly one of several tech leaders, along with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who was consulted by eBay CEO John Donahoe for advice on how best to deal with Icahn.

Donahoe has been locked in conflict with Icahn regarding Icahn’s suggestion that eBay should spin PayPal off as its own company.

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Bids For iPhones With Flappy Bird Nearing $100,000 On eBay

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iPhones with the deleted smash hit iOS game Flappy Bird still installed are garnering bids of up to $99,900.00 on eBay.

Leading the way is eBay user pindrus who is selling his used 16GB iPhone 5s (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended”) with the game, and has so far attracted more than 70 bids.

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Original iPhone Prototype Sells On eBay For A Hefty $1,499

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Occasionally a rare piece of Apple gear will appear on eBay and be suddenly pulled. Why? Apple doesn’t like it when its internal hardware gets exposed out in the wild. But sometimes a prototype slips through Cupertino’s watchful eye and gets sold.

An eBay seller in Australia has sold what appears to be an original iPhone engineering prototype for a nice sum of $1,499.

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What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

Everything that was in the 1984 Macintosh 128K’s original retail box. Swoon.

Back in 1984, Apple released the first Macintosh home computer, a magnificent piece of vintage computer design that would shape the destiny of the next 25 years of Apple’s corporate history.

What would it have been like to pull a vintage Macintosh 128K out of the box? To first separate the keyboard from its styrofoam lining? To first snap open the hard plastic floppy disc case? To first learn how to use MacWrite using an audio tape?

Over on eBay, one seller has been trying to sell a vintage Macintosh, still in box with complete documentation, equipment and even packaging. In his attempts to sell his prize, he has given us all a treat: a wonderfully thorough and loving unboxing of what it would have been like to open a vintage Macintosh up for the first time.

Since eBay items disappear when the auction ends, we’ve archived these incredible unboxing pics on our servers. Prepare to see a lot of them below.

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

What Was It Like To Unbox A Vintage 1984 Macintosh 128K? [Mega-Gallery]

eBay’s Black Friday Sale Includes iPad Air, Nexus 7 & Nexus 10, iPhone 5c

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eBay’s Black Friday sale is set to start a day early this year, on Thursday, November 28 — and it includes a whole bunch of tablets, smartphones, consoles, and cameras. So whether you’re into Android or iOS, there’s a great deal to be had, such as an original iPad mini for $239, a Nexus 7 for $199, and the new iPad Air for $469.99.

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Apple’s E-Commerce Chief Jettisons The Mothership For eBay

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eBay announced this morning that they’ve managed to hire away Apple’s E-Commerce Exec, RJ Pittman, to fill a new role as Chief Product Officer.

Pittman joined Apple back in 2010 after working in the product management group at Google. During his three years working at Apple, Pittman was in charge of the e-commerce platform for the Apple Online Store, along with the design and product management solutions.

In an interview with AllThingsD, Pittman said the Online Apple Store is cool and all, but eBay’s sells way more stuff:

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Some Idiot Is Going To Pay Over $13,000 For This $16 iPhone 5C Shell

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We’re only two weeks away from the official unveiling of the iPhone 5C, but some eBay geniuses scammers are trying to make some quick Gs off desperate Apple fans hungry for a prototype scoop.

An eBay listing for a genuine iPhone 5C Rear Shell started out at $20 but has quickly received 70 bids, with the latest totaling over $13,600. With the insane amount of iPhone 5C leaks dropping over the past few months, we imagine it’s probably real. But what those clueless fanboys don’t know is they could save $13,584 and get one for $16.

Update: The listing has been removed, citing “the item is no longer available.”

Toddler Buys Vintage Car On eBay Using Dad’s iPhone

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We’ve all heard stories about children who spends hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of dollars in the App Store when their parents have their backs turned. But that’s not the only place they can spend money on your iOS device.

Paul Stoute of Oregon learned that the hard way when his 14-month-old daughter purchased a vintage car on eBay using his iPhone.

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Ebay Exact For iOS Lets You Purchase Custom 3D Printed Products On The Go

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In its first foray into the world of 3D printing, eBay has introduced a new app for iOS, called eBay Exact. The new app allows users to customize and purchase 3D-printed products from Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory, which are built to order and shipped from each 3D printer’s facilities.

Right now eBay Exact only has about 20 items to choose from and customize, but more are likely to be added in the future as the 3D printing wave continues to gain momentum. All of the customizations are handled within the app as users are able to personalize colors, engravings, and even design textures for a few items.

Here’s what it’s like to design a custom wood grain iPhone case with the app:

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