Someone Is Selling A 3G MacBook Pro Prototype On eBay

3g macbook pro

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A prototype MacBook Pro with a 3G modem has popped up for sale on eBay. The MacBook is based on the 2007 Pro Model, but has a slide-out antenna on the side of the screen and a SIM card tray.Mac rumours was the first to hear about the sale.

The seller claims he originally purchased the MacBook from Craigslist, and later installed his own hard drive, RAM, etc. to get it up and running. Unfortunately, the cellular data connection doesn’t appear to work.

Still, the prototype shows Apple is toying with the idea of adding 3G to its MacBook line. As of this writing the bidding is up to $2,300.

The 3G cellular antenna slides up from the side of the screen

Here's the SIM card tray. The seller says he couldn't get the 3G connection to work though

You can see the antenna on the right side of the screen. We doubt Apple would make a 3G MacBook with an external antenna like this

Here's a look at the MacBook's insides

Aside from the fact that 3G doesn't work, the seller says the MacBook runs like normal

We'd like the next MacBook Air to have a 3G modem like this

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