A sleek looking prototype hit the eBay market today, only to make a swift exit.
The prototype of the iPhone 4 shows a great resemblance to the official iPhone, save a cool looking “protologo” on the back and the lack of the actual iPhone 4’s screws on the base. The main difference between the iPhone 4 and its prototype lies in the software shell it runs on. Instead of the smooth and refined experience of iOS we are used to seeing, the protologo iPhone 4 runs a strange and foreign operating system at the start.
From what we can tell, the software is designed to test the different functions of the prototype device. In the video below, we can see contributor Sonny Dickson (via 9to5Mac) going through the different menus to show the functions of the device. As you can see, the software shell the prototype is running on is very basic.
Unfortunately those interested in the iPhone 4 Prototype will find it now unavailable for purchase.