iPhone 6 prototype pops up on eBay with crazy price tag

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The iPhone 6 prototype runs Apple's in-house debugging software.
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If you’re an Apple fan, eBay is a great place to pick up rare bits of Cupertino paraphernalia — whether it’s a vintage Apple jacket of the kind Drake wore at last year’s WWDC, or Steve Jobs’ high school yearbook.

Well, if you’re on the lookout for an even rarer Apple collector’s item — and have more than $4,999 to spend — you may want to check out an auction for an apparent iPhone 6 prototype, running Apple’s in-house debugging software called SwitchBoard, and boasting a red lightning dock port.

Apple fails to save iPhone belonging to missing teen

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Parents of missing teens had hoped Apple would be able to shed some light on disappearance.
Photo: Blu Stephanos

Apple has reportedly admitted defeat when it comes to saving the iPhone 6 belonging to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing with his friend Perry Cohen last July 24 — only for his damaged, non-working smartphone to be discovered off the coast of Bermuda.

It was hoped that being able to get the iPhone up and running would offer some answers about what happened to the two boys, whose disappearance prompted an extensive eight-day search of the Atlantic, spanning 50,000 nautical miles.

iPhone 7 might get battery boost, new leak suggests

The next iPhone will have a bigger battery.
The next iPhone will have a bigger battery.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Leaked images from Apple’s supply chain in Asia have allegedly revealed the upcoming iPhone 7’s battery, and it looks like it will be slightly bigger than the one found in the iPhone 6s.

Photos of the batteries where published this morning on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo showing that the iPhone 7 will be upgraded to a 7.04Wh battery — a bump up from the iPhone 6s’ 6.61Wh battery — that will hopefully bring a few more hours a usage time to the new device.

iPhone takes a bullet to save Turkish soldier’s life

iPhone isn't bulletproof, but it's close.
iPhone isn't bulletproof, but it's close.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The iPhone 6 may have earned a rep as the bendiest device Apple’s ever made, but it turns out the iPhone also doubles as a decent bullet shield.

A Turkish soldier discovered that fact the hard way while battling the terrorist organization PKK. In the middle of a fire fight, a young soldier was hit by a bullet, but thanks to the iPhone tucked in his pants pocket he walked away with his life.

Take a look at the damage: