An iPhone 6 prototype is available on eBay for upwards of £38,200 after the seller was “accidentally” sent one by American network provider Verizon.
The seller – username kimberlyk1018 – has posted pictures of the alleged prototype running a diagnostic mode; including internal apps the company uses to test devices before release.
This iPhone 6, which isn’t running iOS8, may not be operable. The seller warned: “I cannot guarantee that it will make calls or that the camera will work.”
Those bidding for the alleged prototype – 42 people have made 107 bids so far – are likely not pursuing it for functionality but rather a combination of novelty, rarity and a glimpse at Apple’s behind-the-scenes.