Rare prototype iPod Classic exhibited on eBay for 290 000




While the thought of all progressive mankind focused on flagship iPhone in the directory of the popular online auction site eBay a prototype modification of the old iPod. The device is labeled as «Prototype Apple iPod classic 4th Generation», belongs to the American nickname Theappleguru. In the description of the lot is said that it is rare engineering sample of fourth-generation iPod Classic.


Exposed on eBay 40-gigabyte instance is virtually identical to the production version of the original iPod – the same metal housing, white plastic panel, wheel Click Wheel. But the difference is still there. On the back side of the device in addition to the logo is engraved DVTS, as well as a sticker indicating the tests passed.

DVTS stands for “The tests of serial production.” Every Apple product before starting mass production runs a special series of tests. During this phase, the plant produces a limited number of the devices that pass quality control. Such a move is intended to provide an exact match each devaysa standards Apple. Checked all the basic elements of mobile electronics equipment electrical and electronic systems and integration software. After completion of the test the company goes to mass production.

Test prototype iPod is not “brick” with unusual markings, and it is quite working gadget, which can “fill” the music.

View a prototype and take part in the auction can be here . Initial price – 4490 dollars, at current exchange rate is about 290 000 rubles. Delivery to Russia will cost another $ 80.

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