What appears to be an iPhone 6 prototype popped up yesterday on eBay, and the current bid has already reached $7,100.
It appears to be missing an FCC logo, serial number, and IMEI number:
The seller added:
From what I know it runs a debugging OS called SwitchBoard and features a red lightning dock port with a serial number of C39NW00KG876.
According to 9to5Mac, SwitchBoard, a type of internal Apple software, is much easier to hack than stock iOS, and devices with it installed fetch insanely high prices.
Indeed, there s a good chance this one will go higher: In 2014, another alleged prototype was on the market for $86,000.
However, it turns out that it wasn t a real prototype—just an unfinished phone.
Similarly, this latest prototype may not even be a prototype at all, although Apple will want probably to sniff around anyway.