Once in a while, something interesting crops up on sites such as eBay and Craigslist, and this time around the former was spotted carrying a prototype of the MacBook 3G from Apple. Yes sir, you won’t find any bloke looking suspicious of everyone else in the bar, looking out for a particular tech blog editor and intending to make a quick buck out of the situation. No sir, this prototype MacBook Pro prefers to take the more direct eBay route, where this particular model will boast of a SIM card slot as well as a retractable antenna to help you remain connected no matter where you are. Or at least, that is the original intention from Cupertino.

The seller claims that “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.” WEll, it seems that the while the 3G hardware is recognized by the operating system, inserting a SIM card still won’t make Internet-anywhere happen. It is said that the original prototype was purchased via Craigslist, where it was listed as “non-functional”.

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