Apple, the most valuable company on earth, will soon be reunited with its prodigal child – a 3G MacBook Pro prototype that somehow found its way to Carl Frega of North Carolina’s hands. It is interesting to take note that Carl did place this particular prototype on eBay for a rather ridiculous $70,000 plus auction which obviously, no one had the pockets deep enough to meet that bid.
Basically, this 2007 MacBook Pro that sports a retractable antenna around the monitor bezel, carries a SIM card slot and matching 3G hardware, will finally be heading back towards Cupertino, where the company’s legal eagles have cited copyright and intellectual property infringement upon posting of the device on eBay, hence prompting it being taken down promptly.
Carl Frega was contacted by Apple “to have someone from the company pick it up.” I wonder whether there will be any sort of monetary compensation, or will he be able to wring out a book deal from the entire situation.
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