How in the world did this guy get his iPhone 5S EARLY!?

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  1. TheRaxar macrumors member

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  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Does it really matter?

    If this was a limited edition, only 30 will be made and money it no object OK.
     
  3. Man on the moon macrumors regular

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    Seeing that pic just reminded me why space grey would be a bad call.


    White iPhone 5S it is
     
  4. user-name-here, Sep 18, 2013
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    user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Interesting that he would put up his IMEI # for anyone to see.

    If an apple rep saw that they could simply trace the IMEI back to where he got it and someone would be in big trouble for leaking things early.
     

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  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    That's interesting that the seller decided to take the pics at a bong shop. I personally would have chosen a crack house.
     
  6. TheRaxar thread starter macrumors member

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    I know right, hahaha.
     
  7. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Also interesting that there is no clear view of the home button. In the second pic, it doesn't appear that there is a stainless ring to activate TouchID.
     
  8. TheRaxar thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it almost looks like its just the regular home button.
     
  9. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Looks shifty. Anyone with an actual 5s would not unbox it.
     
  10. Ruckus12 macrumors member

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    I think it looks like it has the ring around it when you photoshop the brightness, appears to at least.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I think the space grey 5s is the most badass looking iPhone since the 2007 OG.
     
  12. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    HA! Same here!

    I love it. I'm going back to black for the first time since iPhone 4. I had 2 of those. A black, then a white. :)
     
  13. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

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    According to that model number listed on the box, it is in fact a space gray 64gb Verizon iPhone 5S

    I think. Haha, just from a quick Google search
     
  14. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    it shows ATT 4G in one of the pics. I thought the Verizon/ATT models accessed the same LTE bands, so it should say AT&T LTE if it were truly a 5S. If its a Verizon 5, then it would only show the 4G cuz its not LTE compatible.

    Seeing how the item location is in NYC where ATT has LTE service, im not sure about this...
     
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  16. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    He might be in a building where AT&T's LTE signal doesn't penetrate.
     
  17. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    I just want to know why anyone would actually pay $1,500 just to have a phone one day earlier than some other folks.
     
  18. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    You must certainly understand that $1500 is pocket change to some and it would be worth the small amount to have the phone. It is too close to the introduction for this guy to give any exclusive deal. AND with the IMEI shown, Apple could kill this phone at any time.
     
  19. macbd macrumors regular

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    At least the dude could have thrown in free shipping.
     
  20. iSimpsons macrumors regular

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    Wow, that actually is the phone, i copied the serial number down on apple.com and it shows as iPhone 5S
     
  21. cfc4ever macrumors member

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    Based on the serial number this is the info on the phone;

    Nice Name:
    Family name:
    Group1:
    Group2:
    Generation:
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 35 (September)
    Model introduced:
    Memory - number of slots: Please tell us how many memory (RAM) slots this machine has.
    Factory: C3 (China)

    So it is very very new, I remember when I got the 5 it was a couple of months old
     
  22. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    He could also work for a cell carrier. We've all been receiving them today
     
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