Two early iPhone prototypes are available on Ebay for sale.At the moment when i was writing the post auction was going on at 820 $. One iPhone is in working condition with beta OS and second one is dead. Analyzing the serial number the seller claims they were both manufactured about 6 months before the release of the iPhone. Serial numbers are 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.) The running iPhone is loaded with OS 03.06.01_G while the first iPhone OS 1.0 was version 03.11.02_G). If you are a collector then go for the bidding to e-Bay now, Continue Bidding
-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
The phone that works is pretty neat to use. It does make calls(with my ATT sim), and I can surf the net. However when I did get to web pages they were the mobile versions, not the regular versions. I can’t figure out how to set a ringtone, it is just silent right now. I can receive SMS but not compose my own, other than 5 included test messages. It doesn’t sync to itunes. Camera seems to work. It has tons of testing options.
Also, the working phone has several interesting subtitles that alternate on the screens including: