Alleged iPad mini 2 Prototype Goes Up For eBay Auction

Alleged iPad mini 2 Prototype Goes Up For eBay Auction

An alleged iPad mini 2 prototype is up for suction on eBay. The device – a cellular model – carries a starting bid of $4,999. A the time of this article, no bids had been made for the device.

iPad mini 2 Prototype Goes Up For eBay Auction

9to5Mac:

The reason bids go for so much on these prototypes is that security experts, hackers and jailbreakers like to understand the software that’s loaded on them to get a better idea of what’s going on behind the scenes on iOS devices.

The seller cites the device’s running Apple’s Switchboard software, and the lack of a serial number and FCC markings as evidence that the device is genuine.

iPad mini 2 Prototype Goes Up For eBay Auction

The seller – who, while having a 95.8% feedback rating, has previous only sold low-cost items – has provided no information on how the device was acquired.

9to5Mac notes the iPhone 6 prototype we reported about last month is also once again up for auction on eBay, with bids currently at $6,100.

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