1. yeyeman9's Avatar
    Apparently someone has it in their hands already, I am guessing a reviewer. Check it:

    iPhone 5 Retail Packaging + Box Contents For The Black & Slate Model Revealed [IMAGES] | Redmond Pie
    09-18-2012 02:37 PM
  2. Exxod's Avatar
    Looks legit. If that's the box, I'm definitely keeping it.
    09-18-2012 02:41 PM
  3. yeyeman9's Avatar
    It seems like the box in the website I think it is that they have it...so seems pretty legit. Probably a reviewer, or some luck *******...haha
    09-18-2012 02:43 PM
  4. Exxod's Avatar
    Lucky indeed. My only question is will he be able to get it activated three days early?
    09-18-2012 02:46 PM
  5. yeyeman9's Avatar
    I guess so. I don't see why not. Have they stopped others from activating theirs when they got it earlier? iOS6 is released tomorrow so technically he should be able to?

    Plus I am guessing reviewers have them already, so they need them activated too, unless they go through some special activation process or something.
    09-18-2012 02:49 PM
  6. BenGillam's Avatar
    I'd imagine if it's a reviewer unit apple would have flagged it on their system to let it through. What's happened in the past always see posts about people getting new iPhones 24 hours early but never known if they activate
    09-18-2012 02:52 PM
  7. Exxod's Avatar
    I don't think that the reviewers get special treatment. The reviewers here on iMore are getting their phones the same time as everyone else. This guy probably got his though connections, people working for one of the carriers. Apple's servers would be able to detect an iP5 activation as well.
    09-18-2012 02:54 PM
  8. yeyeman9's Avatar
    There was actually another post here, that showed that reviewers had reviews of the 4s on Tuesday at 9:00 PM. Which seems like the logical thing to do, have reviews pop up a few days early than your relase to build even more hype and convince those that aren't completely convinced. Doing it the same day of launch isn't really smart...
    09-18-2012 02:56 PM
  9. DMBAdict04's Avatar
    I was going to click but I don't want to see it. Want to experience it for myself.
    09-18-2012 02:57 PM
  10. Exxod's Avatar
    Hmm, well maybe they would be able to, then. I'm new to all this preordering and whatnot.
    09-18-2012 02:59 PM
  11. BenGillam's Avatar
    Select reviewers will get it early like Walt mossburg and the like
    09-18-2012 03:00 PM