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Original iPhone prototype sells for $1,499 on eBay

Apple's original iPhone prototype fetches nearly $1500 at auction.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Dec 31 2013 3:23 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Since the dawn of the tech era, obsolete prototypes of revolutionary hardware have caught the eyes of collectors all over the world, and Apple prototypes have always been at the top of this list. Recently an original iPhone prototype surfaced in an auction on eBay, and wound up fetching quite the premium.

Original iPhone prototype sells for $1,499 on eBay | TweakTown.com

Claimed to be one of five prototype models in existence, the iPhone sold for $1499, but no details were given on how the seller managed to get his hands on the rare device. The phone appears to be a legit prototype, but Apple has not confirmed or denied this fact. Wither way, someone just got a cool piece of history at a fair price.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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