There is an auction that offers a genuine iPhone 4 prototype device for sale. It's not Gizmodo that's selling the device, but a cell-phone repair service that decided to auction the phone instead of using it for spare parts. Would you pay more than $100,000?
iPhones aren't cheap. So don't expect a rare and possibly unique version to be especially cheap, either. A phone that looks pretty much like the phone that Gizmodo acquired through some questionable channels just before the official release of the iPhone 4 is currently auctioned off on eBay. The bid at the time of this writing: $101,800 (a $1 million bid was removed by the seller.)
According to the auction, the phone is a genuine testing device, which would mean that it is or at least was owned by Apple
But seriously: Would Apple ever "legally" give away a prototype iPhone?
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