Earlier this month we have reported you about the unreleased prototype of MacBook Pro 2007, which contains 3G network support with built-in antenna and popped up earlier on Ebay and got decent amount of bids $70,000, before the sale of prototype the ad was removed by Ebay on the request of Apple, and now after a couple of days it seems Apple is want to get its prototype back and therefore requesting the owner to returned the device back to Apple officials. As reported by CNET, the seller of the device was recently contacted by Apple and requested to return the device to local Apple employee.
Here is another end of the story about the prototype, the seller who hit the ebay had originally sold the device to some user after repairing it, the new owner is reported that after purchasing the prototype from the seller took the machine to a Genius Bar only for inspection of the device whether device is real or fake.
The following is an excerpt from the Genis Bar repair sheet:
“Opened machine to observe that nearly every internal part was third party; main logic board, optical drive, display, hard drive, top case, and others. Machine serial number (W8707003Y53) is also not recognized as a valid number.”
The new owner eventually took the original seller to small claims court, winning the case, and costing seller $740. The seller did however receive the device back, which is when it ended up for sale online, and also when Apple found out and requested it be returned home.