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Many prototype devices have leaked from Apple. Some of them are listed below:

iPhone Prototypes


Wallaby prototypes

29 June 2017:

Pre-release original iPhone prototypes codenamed "Wallabies" used internally by the iPhone software engineers at Apple. Revealed by ex-Apple engineer Ken Kocienda on Twitter.

MacRumors iPhone

iPhone prototype

3 January 2009:

Two original iPhone prototypes first reported by Brooklyn8 on the MacRumors forums.

  Prototype Comment
Serial number YM649xxxxxx & YM650xxxxxx
Modem firmware 03.06.01_G The firmware dump (in /usr/local/standalone/firmware) contains 03.06.00_G.

Gizmodo iPhone 4

Gizmodo iPhone 4 prototype in disguise case

19 April 2010:

iPhone 4 prototype first reported by Gizmodo. Brian Hogan, a 21-year-old student at the time, admitted to finding the phone at the Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, California, after it was left behind by Apple engineer Gray Powell. He later sold it to Gizmodo[1].

The iPhone's disguise case didn't seem to have any special features; just two bar codes stuck on its back: 8800601pex1 and N90_DVT_GE4X_0493 and a marker of iPhone SWE-L200221 next to the volume buttons.

Gizmodo provides photos of the device on their website.

  Prototype Comment
Model (back) XXXXX
Storage capacity XX GiB

N92 iPhone 4 (iPhone3,3)

iPhone 4 (iPhone3,3) prototype

19 October 2010 iPhone 4 (iPhone3,3) prototype first reported by [Archived 2019-09-07 at the Wayback Machine] with further details here [Archived 2021-11-28 at the Wayback Machine] and here.

64GB iPhone 4

64GB iPhone 4 prototype

8 March 2011:

An iPhone 4 (iPhone3,1) prototype first reported by [Archived 2019-10-19 at the Wayback Machine]. Further details on [Archived 2021-09-23 at the Wayback Machine].

Prototype Comment
Model No. (back) XXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.
FCC ID BCGAXXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.
IC ID 579C-AXXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.
Capacity 59.1 A 64GB iPhone 4 was never released.
Version 4.1 The released iOS version comes with different Modem Firmware.
Carrier SMC-Voda 8.0
Model (in Settings) 995-6049LL Different to official numbering scheme of Models.
Serial Number 8800902DEX3
Wi-Fi Address 00:25:00:FC:F6:9D 00-25-00 is a prefix registered to Apple at IEEE.
Bluetooth 00:25:00:FC:F6:9C
IMEI 00 107200 281664 1
ICCID Empty ICCID is unusual
Modem Firmware 01.59 Based on the fact that prototype has the Modem Firmware for the XMM 6180 installed this defenitly is an 64GB iPhone 4 (iPhone3,1). However the iOS Version this device has installed (4.1) came oficially with Modem Firmware 02.10.04.

White Vietnamese iPhone 4

iPhone 4 prototype with Exposè-like multitasking

19 April 2011:

First reported by and further discussed on This prototype shows an alternative, Exposè-like interface for switching between applications. The Exposè design is very similar to jailbreak tweaks like Multifl0w in the way it displays apps in the background through a preview of their actual windows, rather than simple icons.

Prototype Comment
Capacity 58.2GB The released iPhone 4 has a lower available capacity due to iOS taking up more space.
Version 4.0 (8A216) Never officially released.

US T-Mobile iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S prototype with N94 PROTO3 marking on the back

23 April 2011:

This prototype first was reported by BGR.

Prototype Comment
Internal Model No. N94 Based on the N94 Sticker on the back this is an iPhone 4S, whose internal number is N94AP.

TD-SCDMA iPhone 4

China Mobile TD-SCDMA Prototype.

7 July 2011:

iPhone 4 prototype first mentioned by (in chinese). The iPhone 4(S) is officially only available at 2 other chinese carriers. China Unicom (中国联通), running a UMTS network, and China Telecom (中国电信), running a CDMA 2000 network. So far it is not officially available at China Mobile (中国移动), the largest carrier.

Prototype Comment
Carrier 中国移动 13.0 China Mobile 13.0. Officially there is only 中国移动 12.0 (China Mobile 12.0) available.
Model (in Settings) MC6?0?3CM Probably MC603 - black 16GB iPhone 4 would match, but CM is not officially designated Model Region code.
Serial Number 5K0????????
Wi-Fi Address 5C:59:48:??:??:?2 5C-59-48 is a prefix registered to Apple at IEEE.
Bluetooth 5C:59:48:??:??:?1
IMEI 00 000000 000000 0 IMEI can't usually be 0.
ICCID 898?6? 0?0?10 8110 0136 3637
Modem Firmware 06.10.01 This Firmware was never released. Also it is unclear which baseband chip that prototype is using. The high version number suggest that possibly the X-Gold 608 is used. However the X-Gold 608 is not capable of CDMA.

Early iPhone 4

Prototype device image in iTunes

17 July 2011:

Prototype device reported by M.I.C. Gadget [Archived 2013-04-02 at the Wayback Machine] which notably shows up in iTunes as a first generation iPod touch.

Prototype Comment
Capacity 28.60
Software Version 4.0
Serial Number 8894805????

White iPhone 4 DF3184

iPhone 4 DF3184

22 August 2011:

A white iPhone 4 prototype first reported by Mathias Rios. The iPhone has a DF3184 printing at the lower front right side. Mathias Rios purchased it from ebay where it was listed as broken. Compared to an original iPhone4 (black) this prototype has a smaller back camera and the flash is also slightly further away [2]. In addition this protoype restore mode screen (Conncect to iTunes Screen) shows an old (iTunes9 - blue Note on CD) and pixalated iTunes icon [3]. This prototype come with a sticker on the A4 denoting it as Design Validation Test Prototype (N90_DVT_I_0010). Appearently the A4 is marked differently than the actual A4 chip in shipping iPhone, and has the same marking as earlier iPod Touches and iPhones (the "K4X2G643GE" marking).

Prototype Comment
Model (back) XXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.
FCC ID BCGAXXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.
IC ID 579C-AXXXXX Same as the one from Gizmodo.

San Francisco bar iPhone

31 August 2011:

Probably an iPhone 4S prototype lost in a San Francisco bar first reported by CNET.

Brazilian 8GB iPhone 4

Brazil 8GB iPhone 4

24 November 2011:

An 8GB iPhone 4 prototype produced in Brazil. First reported by This iPhone 4 also carries a Made in Bazil (Indústria Brasileira) and an Anatel marking (the Brazilian Telecom regulation body) with number 1465-10-1993 at its back.

Prototype Comment
Model (back) A1332
EMC (back) 380A EMC marking hasn't been seen before
Capacity 6.4GB
Version 5.0 (9A334)
Carrier Claro Brazil 11.0
Model (in Settings) MD198BR

iPhone 6 PVT Prototype

24 November 2014

This is the infamous 100k iPhone 6 prototype also known as "Red Port". It features PVT stickers which indicates that parts were in the testing process. It also features a backplate with no FCC logos, serial numbers, imei, or iccid. One of the noticeable differences is the red lighting port.

iPhone 6 Switchboard and Earthbound Prototype

24 November 2014

This is a special Space Grey iPhone 6 prototype running Okemo 12A93311h. It has 14 SpringBoard apps instead of the 10 shown, it runs a either a rewrite of BurnIn or a completely different thing called Earthbound.

iPhone 8 Switchboard PVT Prototype

4 October 2019

This is a PVT stage iPhone 8 prototype running TigrisAni 15A93720r. It has 19 visible apps. This PVT device has had its NOR and RootFS dumped.

iPod touch Prototypes

Early iPod touch (3rd generation) Prototype

iPod touch with Camera prototype

24 April 2010

This iPod touch (3rd generation) prototypes where the first leaked ones to contains a camera (at that time iPod touches did not). The prototypes where shortly available on eBay, but the listing (250617991364) was removed from eBay later. The devices contained DVT-1 and DVT-2 markings and also Apple Development Team barcode sticker with PT431668 numbering. At least one of the devices was running and Inferno 7C1095a. Further information here [Archived 2022-12-04 at the Wayback Machine]. iPod touch (3rd generation) Prototype

iPod touch with Camera prototype

19 May 2010

iPod touch Prototypes reported by

Prototype Comment
Model No. (back) A1318?
Capacity 64GB
Version 3.1
Serial Number ?

iPod touch (3rd generation) Prototype

iPod touch (3rd generation) prototype

24 January 2012:

The iPod touch (3rd generation) prototype was first reported by iOS hacker Sonny Dickson, The iPod is running and Inferno 7C1023e. It has a N18-PreEVTb marking at the back.

Prototype Comment
Model No. MC008
Capacity 32GB
Version 3.1
Serial Number 8K91300XXXX
Wi-Fi Address 00:24:36:f2:87:b9 00-24-36 is a prefix registered to Apple at IEEE.
Bluetooth 00:00:00:00:00:00
iBoot iBoot-583.4

iPad Prototypes

Early iPad Mini

iPad Mini with two microphones

13 May 2013:

An early iPad Mini prototype with two microphones was reported by Sonny Dickson on his website[dead link].

Prototype Comment
Model (white) FRB2-0676
Config F15W-B
NAND hynix 64G
Display LG LD1-O4/LD1-O2i
S/N (n/a)
Front camera Cowell
Rear camera LGI
WF1 P112C Tyco
Button flex Mflex Flex MBM
Mic flex Sumitomo-Knowles DM1S-DK
Audio Jack Flex ZDT P*
WiFi vendor Murata
WF2 P218-C Tyco
Home Button Mektec MHK-P
Battery SMP/ATL
Front Flex CMBU
Rear Flex N/A

iPad Mini 2 Cellular Switchboard Prototype

24 November 2014

This is a special Space Grey iPad Mini 2 Cellular Prototype running a iOS 7 build of SwitchBoard.

It has no FCC logos and no logos on the back besides the apple logo.[4]

iPad Prototype

iPad prototype running
iPad prototype front
iPad prototype back

28 May 2012:

An early iPad prototype with two dock connectors was sold for $10,200.00 on eBay.[5]

Prototype Comment
Model MB292LL/A
Capacity 16 GiB
Software SwitchBoard OS
iOS version 3.2
Prototype name PTXXXX
Factory ID LGDNJ
Serial number YMXXXXXXXXX