Remember the odd iPhone 6 model that was listed on eBay last month? Soon after its bidding crossed $100,000, it was mysteriously pulled off by eBay from the shopping portal. The device has found its place on the site again, only to announce that it has found a new owner who paid $11,100 for the device. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
Alex, the original owner of the device had received the phone from his carrier Verizon while upgrading his plan. The phone was first assumed to be a prototype of the iPhone 6, as it ran several mysterious apps. According to Alex, however, Apple reached to him and confirmed that the device in his possession is not a prototype but is instead an unfinished product that accidentally got shipped. Also Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
The company offered Alex an opportunity to trade in that phone with any iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus variant he desires, but Alex went to eBay instead. Considering the highest tier of iPhone 6 Plus (which is the costlier among the two new iPhones) costs under $1000, financially Alex seems to have made the right call. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
The phone had no FCC label and a red charging port. It didn’t run iOS 8 but came bundled with several strange apps. So why would anyone buy a phone, which might not even be a prototype for a whopping sum of $11,000? Well, many people like to collect such antique and unique pieces. A rival smartphone maker may also to interested in that device, as the half-baked software would give them more understanding of the phone’s features, and hints to the future upgrades. Or who knows, someone bought it as a proxy for Apple.