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Original iPad with two dock connectors  (Source: eBay )

Landscape dock connector  (Source: eBay )
A 16 GB original iPad prototype with two dock connectors was up for bidding on eBay yesterday with a starting bid of $4,800

Just before the iPad's initial release in 2010, there was a rumor that Apple had created an iPad with a second dock connector for landscape mode in addition to the normal version with a single dock connector designed for portrait mode. However, Apple ultimately decided to stick with the single dock connector for simplicity.

Fast forward to present day and a 16 GB original iPad prototype with two dock connectors wound up on eBay yesterday with a starting bid of $4,800. The rear shell shows a dock connector for portrait mode and one for landscape orientation.

According to MacRumors, this prototype is the real deal. It was made by Apple back when patent applications filed on the design showed a version with two dock connectors.

The device reportedly has components with early Apple part numbers and copyright dates, comparable to the corresponding components on the original iPad released with a single dock connector. The dual dock connector prototype is also running Apple's SwitchBoard diagnostic software, and has a prototype identification number in many locations on the front bezel and rear shell.

The eBay listing noted that the prototype is not entirely functional, with some repairs required for the touch sensing capabilities.

The iPad prototype ended up selling for $10,200.

Sources: MacRumors, eBay

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Anyone remember....
By LGrill on 5/29/2012 11:50:40 AM , Rating: 4
Voodoo5 6000 sold on ebay for $1525

RE: Anyone remember....
By inperfectdarkness on 5/30/2012 7:06:47 AM , Rating: 2
yeah, but that was totally worth it. even back then, it was probably the best performance you could have up until probably the geforce 4--although i don't have a head-to-head benchmark against a 4600ti.

this, on the other hand, is just a dock.

RE: Anyone remember....
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2012 11:55:40 AM , Rating: 2
and, it's just an ipad....

The screen is 4:3
By quiksilvr on 5/29/2012 11:22:56 AM , Rating: 1
Is there REALLY that much of a benefit in landscape?

RE: The screen is 4:3
By Joz on 5/29/2012 11:38:40 AM , Rating: 2

RE: The screen is 4:3
By sprockkets on 5/29/2012 12:38:16 PM , Rating: 2
Actually if I remember right there was a review somewhere for a flesh light attachment to an ipad for the jack connector so you could, ummm...while you, you know...

I actually found it awkward that the site that reviewed it was not a porn site either.

RE: The screen is 4:3
By Pirks on 5/29/2012 1:03:37 PM , Rating: 2
was a review somewhere for a Tony Swash attachment
right on

By Dr of crap on 5/30/2012 8:19:55 AM , Rating: 2
Can I even get $2000 for my 12 year old P4 emachines PC??

I mean all this is is an OLD PC.
Who would OVER pay for that?
And does he want some swamp land as well??

By Mitch101 on 5/30/2012 10:13:33 AM , Rating: 2
For Parts, NASA Boldly Goes . . . on eBay

By GulWestfale on 5/29/12, Rating: 0
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch

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