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eBayer selling alleged iPhone 6 Prototype for over $90,000

eBay seller kimberlyk1018 is auctioning an iPhone 6 model that appears to be a prototype device. The auction for the phone was posted last week and has more than US$94,000 in bids from 36 bidders. According to the auction description, the seller claims to have received the prototype iPhone 6 inst...

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Hands-on with the Tintag rechargeable item tracker

As part of our continuing coverage of the world of connected devices and of crowdsourced projects, I see a lot of item tracking devices. These are usually little Bluetooth tags that connect to something you want to keep track of - keys, backpacks, computers, cats, you name it - that work with an...

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This Apple portable desktop prototype would make you the ultimate hipster at Starbucks

MacBooks are great and all, but this 1980s prototype for a portable computer definitely challenges today's portable Macs for overall cool factor. Less a laptop and more of a desktop-on-the-go, the prototype is housed at Frog Design in San Francisco. You'll never get your hands on it, but just ima...

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Early iPhone prototype with 5x7-inch display

Most leaked iPhone prototypes have been run-of-the-mill devices that resemble the iPhone we know and love. This latest leak from Ars Technica reveals the tablet roots of our favorite smartphone. These prototype images originated from 2005 and show an iPhone with a 5 x 7-inch display and a var...

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CES: BodyMedia introduces a new Core 2 fitness tracker, with some other interesting ideas

BodyMedia has become a regular stop on our annual CES tour -- the company introduced its first Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-connected fitness tracker a few years ago -- and since then, they told us this year here in Las Vegas, the smartphone versions of the tracker are outselling more traditio...

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Unreleased Apple products revealed in Hartmut Esslinger's upcoming book

Hartmut Esslinger founded Frog Design, the firm responsible for some of Apple's most iconic products of the 1980s, including the Apple IIGS and the Macintosh II. Now the legendary designer behind the "Snow White" design language is providing a rare glimpse at some of his work that never saw the...

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Rare iPhone prototype lands on eBay

Spotted on eBay by 9to5Mac is a rare iPhone 4 prototype that's running Apple's Switchboard testing software. The device looks just like an iPhone 4 with a few modifications. Noticeably absent are the two screws at the bottom of the device, the +/- on the volume buttons and the Apple logo. There...

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How the iPhone surprise was almost given away by Steve Jobs

Apple's curtain of secrecy surrounding new products is almost legendary, but a former Apple employee passed along a story to Business Insider's Seth Fiegerman about how the secret of the iPhone was almost revealed to the world -- by Steve Jobs. The setting for the story was at the house of St...

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More iPhone prototypes revealed to disprove Sony design influence

Samsung and Apple face off in court this week when jury selection in their big patent infringement trial begins in the US. As the two gear up for their legal battle, tech journalists are still pulling out prototype images, emails and other information from the briefs that reveal a side of Apple...

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iPhone and iPad prototypes show Apple's roads not taken

It turns out the prototype iPad we saw last week was just the tip of the iceberg in the Apple versus Samsung "patent trial of the century." Newly released photos from the case (courtesy of The Verge) show a wide variety of CAD drawings, mockups, and prototypes of both the iPhone and the iPad. Y...

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Mega-iPad prototypes revealed in Jony Ive's 2011 deposition now in color

Hefty. Ample. Zaftig. An iPod hit with an Engorgio Charm. Pick your adjective and go with it, because this honest-to-Ive iPad prototype was just plain big. It looked like a chopped-off MacBook's top half, but it probably wouldn't have seemed out of place on Batman's bedside table. How did thi...

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Image of an early iPad prototype surfaces

While digging through pages of legal documents in the design lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, Yoni Heisler of Network World made a surprising discovery. Buried in the back and forth bantering of the legal team were several images of a prototype iPad that was created in the early 2000s. Duri...

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Apple iPad prototype with dual charging docks listed on eBay

From time to time, Apple prototype devices will make their way to eBay. Usually, they're iterations of the device's final design, but this latest one to hit the auction site is really different - it's an iPad with two dock connectors. As noted by MacRumors, the tablet device includes a standa...

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Ultra-rare Apple WALT up for grabs on eBay

TUAW readers who are into collecting Apple devices are going to love this eBay find: a prototype of an unreleased product from 1993. The Apple WALT (Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone) was introduced at Macworld Boston in '93, the same venue where the ill-fated Newton MessagePad first went on sale. ...

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Engadget examines iPad prototype parts

I don't know about you, but I woke up this morning with a great deal of excitement -- this is the week we'll find out about the next-generation iPad. Our sister site Engadget is feeding the excitement with a hands-on look at some iPad prototype parts that they acquired through the good graces of t...

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