This year Apple have made a few pretty cool additions to their mac line, the best one by far being the new Thunderbolt technology, but do you think that they are planning to add 3G as well? Earlier this week a MacBook Pro was added to the ebay.com’s listings; the seller claiming the device is a prototype for a new 3G-capable MacBook Pro.
The device itself is a supposed pre-production prototype of the 2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, and includes a horrible extendible antenna, located on the top right, as well as an SIM card slot under the memory cover, another weird thing is that the circuit boards on the device are red, whereas Apple traditionally makes them blue.
The seller claims he/she obtained the device from a former Apple engineer who worked in the company’s software development sector, but still never used the computers 3G functionality, the eBay seller also states they are unable to get the 3G functionality to work:
“I have unfortunately been unable to get it working with my SIM card, though it is seen by the operating system and recognized as a modem device usable to connect to the internet with various configuration options. It is entirely possible it can be made to work by someone with more software and driver experience than myself but I can make no guarantees.”
Personally, I think this device is most defiantly a fake, I would bet double the devices worth that it is, for starters Apple would never release something as ugly as that antenna, plus the fact there is no need for one with modern day chips, but our overseas companies don’t seem to think so with bids at a massive £6872.41.
What so you think? Is the device fake? Or is it real?
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