A potentially rare Apple iPhone 3GS prototype is being offered for sale on eBay.
"Apple iPhone 3G S 16GB DEMO UNIT PROTOTYPE! RARE!! Semi-Working Unit! Please read the whole desription!," runs the eBay offering.
So far the phone is priced at $305.00 with two bids made, with the auction set to end of Sunday 5 July.
"I Got this phone couple weeks ago and was trying to figure out what is it through the Apple Store and through Apple Product Specialists. Nobody never gave me any info on it - they told me it's an Apple Product, but they don't service it, cause it have never been sold," seller vofffka, with a 99.8 per cent positive eBay rating, says in his description.
The seller claims to have bought the phone of someone who found it at an airport, possibly out the pocket of a careless Apple employee. "Hi! It is currently NOT WORKING, I got it on eBay a month ago and the guy I got it from told me he found it in the airport. Thanks!"
Vofffka, who also sells unlocked iPhones, did at the least take the phone into his local Apple store for further investigation.
"Last time I was at the Apple store the Genius Guy told me that this is definitely iPhone 3G S, He matched the Serial Number on the SIM Tray with the Serial Number on the Logic Board - they are the same, but He told me, nothing he can do about it, because He was unable to locate the number in Apple's Database."
For anyone in the UK interested in a small part of Apple history, vofffka is happy to ship worldwide.
This story, "Apple iPhone 3GS Prototype Lands on EBay" was originally published by Macworld U.K..