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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. vikrants's Avatar
      vikrants -
      I don't like the BGI at the right corner of the box.
    1. Hogs4Life's Avatar
      Hogs4Life -
      I wish you all could lucky and happy times.

      This will be my final post on this website, I do not care for the direction Apple has taken with the iPhone, and I can't help but laugh with Android/Windows guys at this phone. It just isn't very good anymore, and isn't even a Top 3 phone on the market.

      I'm not a big enough fanboi to say it's actually a top level phone, when it's simply not.

      My 5 year run has ended. Lumia 920, you're all mine baby.

      Take care.
    1. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      I remember when my iPod came with a dock! Those were the days!
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      umm he said "simultaneously"...
      When did Apple stop production of the iPhone 4/s? I believe they just stopped producing the 3Gs so they are in fact simultaneously producing 2 different screen sizes right now!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      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.
      First of all I woke up at 3am and ordered the phone from bed on my iPad, 15min later I was back to sleep. I am having the phone delivered to work. Go waste Your time standing at AT&T for hours. I bet you get no phone on the 21st.
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by jfreezy View Post
      Do you guys just go to iclarified or another Mac rumor site and copy your news stories? Always so far behind...
      and this is also a fake Photoshop unboxing. Look at the Photoshop stroke and font of the iPhone name at the bottom of the back plate, as well as no legal garbage under it, and lastly the apple logo itself is black??? not to mention crappy looking corners being rounded and the stretch of the Iphone to make it longer is horribly done.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hogs4Life View Post
      I wish you all could lucky and happy times.

      This will be my final post on this website, I do not care for the direction Apple has taken with the iPhone, and I can't help but laugh with Android/Windows guys at this phone. It just isn't very good anymore, and isn't even a Top 3 phone on the market.
      You need to check your facts. iPhone surpassed all Android phones combined in market share 6 months ago. It's still the #1 phone on the market. You don't have to be an Apple fanboy to read facts.

      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Go waste Your time standing at AT&T for hours. I bet you get no phone on the 21st.
      There are always plenty of phones at the stores on release day. I've been #1 in line at my Apple Store - no wait for years. People at stores actually get their phones first since FedEx never delivers before 3pm. I'm always the first one at my job to have my phone on launch day since I go to Apple Store before work. :-)..

      And they only ever ran out of white 3GS' back a few years. Everyone in line always gets a phone on launch day. Apple Stores always have huge supplies. That's why I don't understand why people would still use preorder after first batch sells out. Those folks have to wait until 10/6 now. Why? Just go to the store on launch day.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      There are always plenty of phones at the stores on release day. I've been #1 in line at my Apple Store - no wait for years. People at stores actually get their phones first since FedEx never delivers before 3pm. I'm always the first one at my job to have my phone on launch day since I go to Apple Store before work. :-)..

      And they only ever ran out of white 3GS' back a few years. Everyone in line always gets a phone on launch day. Apple Stores always have huge supplies. That's why I don't understand why people would still use preorder after first batch sells out. Those folks have to wait until 10/6 now. Why? Just go to the store on launch day.
      People work, and not all of us can go stand in front of the apple store at 6am to wait for the phone. Some lucky people will get there phone tomorrow & my i5 has already shipped! As long as I get my iPhone on the 21st I'm happy.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Just wondering, it's 2 days to go but my iphone5 hasn't ship yet. Anybody on the same page here?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      People work, and not all of us can go stand in front of the apple store at 6am to wait for the phone. Some lucky people will get there phone tomorrow & my i5 has already shipped! As long as I get my iPhone on the 21st I'm happy.
      I don't go at 6am.. Many Apple Stores are in Malls that only open at 8:30. I'm just there when Mall doors open with about 30 other people and take a half day from work of vacay time. Worth it to me.. But not for others -- point taken - and some have NO vacation time they can take - point also taken. I didn't say I didn't understand why ANYBODY pre-orders -- but why people would pre-order after the 9/21 supply runs out - and they have to wait until 10/6. Those people should go to stores is the point.. rather than wait until 10/6.

      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      Just wondering, it's 2 days to go but my iphone5 hasn't ship yet. Anybody on the same page here?
      They come from China - so 1.5 days is the normal ship time. I wouldn't worry unless you don't get the ship notice before 10am or so tomorrow (Thursday) Eastern Daylight Time..After 10am Thursday I might worry a bit..

      Though for the record after reading all threads on this topic for the 4S last time - only a group of about 50 people had problems with their pre-order and it was because of some terrible flooding in the south of USA right on that weekend..The vast majority of all pre-orders arrived on the Friday - some as late at 8PM... That scared some folks.. FedEx/UPS in the busier metro areas gets SWAMPED with these and often takes up to 8Pm to get them delivered. So don't be frightened when 3Pm comes and goes.. And forget asking FedEx for your $ back on shipping.. Not gonna happen.. LOL!!!
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I don't go at 6am.. Many Apple Stores are in Malls that only open at 8:30. I'm just there when Mall doors open with about 30 other people and take a half day from work of vacay time. Worth it to me.. But not for others -- point taken - and some have NO vacation time they can take - point also taken. I didn't say I didn't understand why ANYBODY pre-orders -- but why people would pre-order after the 9/21 supply runs out - and they have to wait until 10/6. Those people should go to stores is the point.. rather than wait until 10/6.

      They come from China - so 1.5 days is the normal ship time. I wouldn't worry unless you don't get the ship notice before 10am or so tomorrow (Thursday) Eastern Daylight Time..After 10am Thursday I might worry a bit..

      Though for the record after reading all threads on this topic for the 4S last time - only a group of about 50 people had problems with their pre-order and it was because of some terrible flooding in the south of USA right on that weekend..The vast majority of all pre-orders arrived on the Friday - some as late at 8PM... That scared some folks.. FedEx/UPS in the busier metro areas gets SWAMPED with these and often takes up to 8Pm to get them delivered. So don't be frightened when 3Pm comes and goes.. And forget asking FedEx for your $ back on shipping.. Not gonna happen.. LOL!!!
      Thank you. We'll see tomorrow then.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      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
      I know. I was talking about iPods.
    1. emmorel's Avatar
      emmorel -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      wow what a boring and ordinary phone
      Its a fake iphone, look under the logo, no words
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      :: yawn ::
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by emmorel View Post
      Its a fake iphone, look under the logo, no words
      1. Protective plastic film is still covering the back of the phone.
      2. The picture is cropped and re-compressed, causing compression artifacts and lost detail.
      3. Light isn't optimal.
      4. The text is meant to be barely-visible in the first place.

      Seriously. Don't shout "FAAAAAAAAKE" when there's no good reason to believe it's fake. Lots of silly gooses in this thread don't even realize the plastic film is there.
    1. iPodTouch149's Avatar
      iPodTouch149 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Always does always will
      Are you talking about the iPhone or the iPod Touch? All the iPod Touches I have bought never came with a wall charger.
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      So if I go to a low end AT&T provider I can get an iPhone 5 on release day without the long line?
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE5 View Post
      So if I go to a low end AT&T provider I can get an iPhone 5 on release day without the long line?
      Careful! Some "AT&T" stores are really independent resellers and they do not get the iP5. That rules-out mall kiosks and even some "AT&T Wireless" buildings.

      If you know of a *real* corporate-affiliated AT&T store that doesn't get a lot of customers compared to others, you'd have a good chance there.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE5 View Post
      So if I go to a low end AT&T provider I can get an iPhone 5 on release day without the long line?
      Without a long line, prolly not.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE5 View Post
      So if I go to a low end AT&T provider I can get an iPhone 5 on release day without the long line?
      Often yes - from my experience. After I got my 4S at a Mall Apple Store in the Philly Area - about 9:30am on launch day I went to a Free Standing AT&T Store. No lines.

      The Best Buys also almost never have lines and have plenty of product on opening day.

      The pictures they show on the news of 'opening day' of a new iPhone - with lines around the block are always in the center of New York City at the busiest Apple Store in the country - or downtown LA.. In most of the places, even big cities like Denver and Phoenix - the lines are just not that big.