iPhone 5 Beta Testers or a Scam?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thatoneguy82, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors demi-god

    thatoneguy82

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    Got this text just now. The area code is local to me. However, there is nothing about it that connects to Apple or AT&T. And I'm sure if Apple & AT&T send a message it would be not a phone number. But, just in case, anyone else get this? I went to the website, but didn't put my code. It didn't matter because users without a code can also be a tester.


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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Just googled the site and all I get are "scams" in the results. I don't think they'll let just anyone test an iPhone 5. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. :)
     
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    mrkramer

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    If you have to ask it's a scam. Anyway, that isn't how Apple does its testing, they have engineers that are paid to test the new equipment.
     
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    verwon

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    Apple does no public testing like that of any device.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yep, its bs.
     
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    Mac.World

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    Ahh, crap. You mean I won't be getting a free prototype iPhone 5?

    That's alright. I'll just hang out at the local bars in Cupertino. :D
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I got that text a couple of days ago also. I just deleted it. Apple is way too secret to ever do something like this.
     
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    lordofthereef

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    I would like to give you all exclusive access to an iPhone beta testing program. It is completely legit. Please PM me your social security number, a front and back image of your photo ID, a bank routing number, and credit card information. We need this info only to be able to keep you honest for the NDA. Hurry because spots are limited!

    /sarcasm :D
     
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    chrono1081

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    This, and they never will.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    If you have to ask this question, you kinda deserve to be scammed.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    a general rule in life you should live by is that if its too good to be true, it usually is!
     
  12. macrumors 604

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    Apple is HUGE on secrecy; the last thing they want to do is to allow the public (which includes so-called "beta testers") to see their next generation anything.
     
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    scaredpoet

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