The original iPhone device had a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 320×480 and came with 4GB of storage.
Apple's device also spied 128 MB RAM and a 2 megapixel camera.
While such specifications were incredibly futuristic in time, they appear to be archaic according to today's standards.
Before the original iPhone was released, it became the prototype of the Cupertino-based technological giant.
An eBay seller named 321dady has recently noted an alleged iPhone prototype device on its account that attracted boring bids of up to $ 36,100 (£ 27,749).
The account listing the product stated that it was a first generation prototype of the hardware.
The device allegedly runs an early software version that was not present in the original iPhone when it was launched in the summer of 2007.
It was also said that test programs were installed that seemed radically different from publicly released Apple software.
The back of the device appears the same as the final version of the original iPhone, but it is plastered with a sticker that reads "Ver. 1
The rear also has labels for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the four GSM bands that are supposed to be supported.
One of the most significant differences between the claimed prototype and other mass produced iPhones where the former was allegedly put together by hand in California.
This would mark a big change from other iPhones produced in China.
The auction, discovered by TechRadar, also explained that the assumed prototype was heavier than the end product.  The former was claimed to weigh 144.5 grams compared to 135 grams of the original flagship.
A symbol of a bell was also present at the blunt shift on the top of the hardware, offering another small differentiation.
Although the auction was intended to last until September 7th it seems to have been taken early.
It is currently unknown why the listing is no longer on eBay.