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  • First iPhone 5 Unboxing Photos Surface



    Well the first iPhone 5 unboxing photos hit the web tonight.

    Apparently while the rest of us anxiously await Friday, or two weeks from Friday, or brave the lines at our local retailer, some lucky schmuck got his/her hands on the iPhone 5 early. The pictures donít reveal any surprises. Appleís minimalist packaging is still impressive, and the EarPods have what appears to be a plastic case.

    Sadly there isnít a free 30-pin adapter. I mean how expensive could it really be? So the contents still include charger, lightning cable, micro-fiber cloth, and EarPods. Remember when Apple used to ship a dock with their iPod? I donít. But, I wish I did.

    Expect our review as soon as we can get our grubby mitts on the device. Iíll be crisscrossing the country (business trip in Tennessee) with the phone next week, and will be running a week-long series cataloguing my experience with the new phone. This of course hinges on me securing an iPhone at the local Apple Store Friday.

    Source: BGR [via Gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: First iPhone 5 Unboxing Photos Surface started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPodTouch149 View Post
      Is the iPod Touch 5G coming with a wall charger?
      I'm pretty sure Apple's site doesn't include that in the list of included accessories.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Always does always will
      It has always only come with the cord for plugging it into a USB port.
    1. titoget's Avatar
      titoget -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      This phone is going to suck. No one realizes it now but once it's out for a little they will. Trust me. I thought it was cool that droid had different size screens but it sucked because the apps only worked with certain screen sizes and that's exactly how it'll be for iPhones soon. Just you iPhone 5 users watch and be "amazed" when apps look terrible on it this Friday.
      It won't be so bad...it would just be like an iphone app on ipad and iphone 5 is not so much bigger than iphone 4/4S, so there you go
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Why not order the phone on the online store?? It took me 10min to order in bed @ 3:00am est time, and FedEx will bring it to me on the 21st. After 4 years, I'm DONE waiting hours on a retail line, don't know what I was thinking!!!
      Well I can tell you from personal experience why this would not work for me... I actually work for a living and will not call in sick to receive a phone from FedEx.
      Instead, I will be going to a low volume AT&T retail location and wait for 30 minutes to get mine. Oh and BTW, I will get mine before you on my way to work and didn't have to stay up until 3am to order it and make sure I'm home all day to receive the package.
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      You mean the 30 pin to lightning adapter? That price is correct although overpriced I think. I just ordered another lightning cable instead since its $20. I'm sure there will be plenty of cheaper aftermarket adapters coming out soon.
      Right.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      I can't put my finger on it but there is just something I don't like about the back of the phone. I prefer the black glass =\
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I can't put my finger on it but there is just something I don't like about the back of the phone. I prefer the black glass =\
      I don't like that either. The iP4/4S definitely looks sleeker to me in terms of the back housing. Maybe it'll grow on me later.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by starkall View Post
      Now that's funny.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      This phone is going to suck. No one realizes it now but once it's out for a little they will. Trust me. I thought it was cool that droid had different size screens but it sucked because the apps only worked with certain screen sizes and that's exactly how it'll be for iPhones soon. Just you iPhone 5 users watch and be "amazed" when apps look terrible on it this Friday.
      Unless you have some inside information and can convince me of that I'll disagree with you. Apps designed to run on the 4" screen will simply have a small black bar above & below them. It will be no different than watching a 4x3 SD program on an HDTV. The picture is the same as it would be on an SD TV, but you just have the black bars on left & right.

      Plus, as has already been mentioned, the new screen size will be the standard and developers will adjust to it. Unlike droid phones, Apple is not simultaneously producing multiple models with multiple screen sizes.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I can't put my finger on it but there is just something I don't like about the back of the phone. I prefer the black glass =\
      Think white fellow desert person.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I can't put my finger on it but there is just something I don't like about the back of the phone. I prefer the black glass =\
      I hope the back will look better in person because it look hideous in the picture.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I can't put my finger on it but there is just something I don't like about the back of the phone. I prefer the black glass =\
      i know right. the black glass looked slick.
      two tone. meh the iphone. the first phone meh.
      well id kill to get mine this early.
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Wait now I'm confused...Is the rear all glass or just the top and bottom are glass?
      From the camera reflection it looks like there's glass over the middle aluminum part.



      Wow it got banned so fast...
      It's the protective plastic that comes with the new phones. The center part of the back is not glass like at all.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jdot1224 View Post
      It's the protective plastic that comes with the new phones. The center part of the back is not glass like at all.
      Yeah I was thinking that too, good thing it's not all glass.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      ewww, S3 here i come!!!
    1. Fender's Avatar
      Fender -
      I remember being at my office when everyone's iPhone 4 was delivered (We were all Apple fans), and some got there's the day before the ACTUAL release date and flaunted them to the rest of us who quietly plotted their death. While I doubt mine will show up on Thursday, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Here's to hoping!

      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Wait now I'm confused...Is the rear all glass or just the top and bottom are glass?
      From the camera reflection it looks like there's glass over the middle aluminum part.

      The top and bottom are glass as each houses an antenna. I've seen it noted many times that the double finish was intentional because an all metal housing would disrupt the RF transmitters. I'm unsure how much validity there is to the statement but it sounded as good to me as any other. The schematic that was released some time back (Which is my background on my Macbook Air) also notes that it needs to be left unobstructed.

      Wow it got banned so fast...
      I didn't even know there was an ad to ban. Weird.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I'm pretty sure Apple's site doesn't include that in the list of included accessories.



      It has always only come with the cord for plugging it into a USB port.
      Out of the 4 generations of iPhone iv owned In the UK they've ALL shipped with a wall charger ie that pronged bit the USB inserts into. If you look at the picture of the unboxing you can clearly see the two pronged US wall charger
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I think it's funny you can already buy the back cover for an iPhone 4 with the same looking metal back.
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Plus, as has already been mentioned, the new screen size will be the standard and developers will adjust to it. Unlike droid phones, Apple is not simultaneously producing multiple models with multiple screen sizes.
      O rly?!?!

      I could swear the iPhone 4/s & iPod Touch share a screen size while the iPhone 5 is a different size, that makes multiple models with multiple screen sizes.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      umm he said "simultaneously"...
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Temple Run just got the ip5 update for the screen already so it's not going to be bad for major apps.