Prototype iPhone Emerges On eBay, Called Skankphone
What did the first iPhone’s UI look like? Shit, if you ask me. Yup. You can head over to eBay and throw down a bid on this prototype iPhone. There is in fact two version up for grabs: one is a plastic screened version that actually, sort of works, while the other is similar to the EDGE iPhone in build but doesn’t turn on. It’s also not void of humor and includes ‘subtitles’ such as ‘Skank is the new black’, ‘Nine parts perspiration’ and ‘Say hello to the Newton MessagePad 3000′. Currently, the auction has 18 bids with a current bid of $310. I wonder how fast Apple will pull this, real or not.
-Powers on OK – GSM service works
-Plastic matte screen (see pics)
-Serial number YM649xxxxxx which corresponds to a factory in China, manufactured week 49 of the year 2006.
-Runs iPhone OS 03.06.01_G (iPhone Launch OS 1.0 was version 03.11.02_G)
-Good cosmetic condition
-Doesn’t turn on (tried leaving on charger for awhile, along with various reset procedures)
-Serial number YM650xxxxxx which corresponds to a factory in China, manufactured week 50 of the year 2006. (The iPhone was announced on Jan 6 2007 and release June 29 2007.)
-I replaced the battery and still doesn’t work. Currently apart right now, can leave as-is for buyer or reassemble.
-Has various scratches, it is in fair cosmetic condition at best