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#1 haplain

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

At the request of many from this site here's the transparent prototypes hanging out...

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#2 haplain

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:14 PM

Check my massive 0.75" speaker in the Cube...

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#3 haplain

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

More prototype Cube

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#4 haplain

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

Just how I start my Sunday's, pun intended...

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#5 uniserver

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

wow beautiful hap!

i am happy for you.

you have put alot of blood sweat tears and bengerman's too.

#6 snuci

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

There's not much more one can say other than... sweeeet!

#7 TheMacGuy

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:08 PM

Nice that Cube looks sweet! Is there a physical eject button on the case for the CD player?

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#8 haplain

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Yessir their is. Most people don't realize it but the factory Cube drive also has a button, it's just much smaller and unsuspecting. That button on the proto drive is massive though. The part number is one I can't find by Apple, period.

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#9 defor

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

Does that cube have the gigabit adapter?

#10 haplain

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:26 AM

Haha, no clue. I didn't know what you were talking about. I googled G4 Cube gigabit ethernet and sure enough something about a prototype Cube came up. How would I check that. I'd assume it does. The thing's a beast.

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#11 LCGuy

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Very, very nice. :O

The DVD drive on the G4 cube - am I seeing things, or is it a desktop 5.25" drive? I haven't seen a Cube in 13 years, but from what I remember don't the production models run a slot load iMac/TiBook form factor drive?
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#12 Macdrone

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

Yes his cube has a full drive. Yes the production cube has a smaller drive which is half the height. If you look at the enclosure his whole cube is way taller inside also.

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#13 haplain

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Basically, as stated below, everything about that proto Cube is different, even down to the pillars that hold the faceplate on. There are more differences that similarities, that I can find. The only thing that appears to be the same is the modem card, video riser, and the cabling itself (IDE, VRM/HD power, reset buttons, PCI power, PRAM battery cable). The MOBO, CD drive/bracket, chassis, pillars, front bezel, ethernet, CPU, heat sink, acrylic case, metal housing, speaker, boot rom, and even the Apple symbol is actually metallic paint are different from a stock Cube. It's so different only the form/factor remain somewhat the same as a stock Cube.

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#14 haplain

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:11 AM

Yay prototypes

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#15 uniserver

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:17 AM

w o w

#16 TheMacGuy

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:30 AM

MORE PICS! MORE PICS! Please! I have to see some close up images. Those are amazing. Did you get them as 1 lot or all separately?

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#17 mcdermd

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

I love Hap's protos. It's such a fascinating, sideways look at the products we all know.

Does your location help you out much in finding these or do they end up coming to you from all over the place?
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#18 haplain

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

1 AWESOME transaction.

My location, undoubtedly, has made the quest easier. The Transparent PB140 and all these iPhones/iPods/cases are from ex-employees. They are all such awesome people too. While the stuff I walk away with is cool, the stories are priceless. More or less, EVERY prototype minus my Lisa 2 I've bought within 50 miles of my physical address. Sometime I don't even have to buy anything just am given stuff. Apple people are the best, period.

I'll take some better photos and post them... anything in particular. I'd guess you want to see the iPhone 1 with Serial number and FCC number XXXXXXX-XXX

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#19 mcdermd

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:35 PM

I'll agree on the former Apple employees. I've gotten some cool stuff from a couple but my location isn't exactly the best for bumping into them ;)
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#20 uniserver

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

can you power some of them up… i would like to see them all powered up :)




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