A prototype version of the iPhone 6 is fetching some huge bids on eBay. The device, which was “mistakenly” sent out to a customer, has reached bids of up to $94,100.
The product, which the eBay seller says Apple “accidentally” sent her, has received 166 bids. The product is being sold by eBay user Kimberlyk1018.
While prototypes have gone on sale in the past, typically they can be traced back to an Apple employee, or another person close to the company. Exactly how a prototype accidentally shipped to a customer is not known at this time.
In the eBay listing Kimberly writes:
“Apple does NOT let these phones out of their possession, yet I was accidentally sent one upon renewing my contract. As you can see from the photos, iOS8 has not been placed on this device, rather it is in the true developer mode.”
Kimberly’s iPhone 6 prototype also features a red charger port and comes with 64GB storage.
The listing was first posted on October 2, and it has been revised several times since being posted.
Why would anyone pay $94,100 for an Apple iPhone 6? If the device is authentic it would give one lucky developer a closer look at Apple’s development software.
If the prototype is real and the iPhone 6 software is in fact software developer based, it is likely that Apple will seek legal action to close down the auction and re-acquire its accidentally leaked smartphone.