I wonder if there are any users on here that have held/seen the new iPhone

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  1. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    With so many people involved in the production etc of the new iPhone, I reckon it would be quite naive to think that not a single user on here has seen or held one.

    Obviously sworn to secrecy etc, but also interesting to think that people among us may be in the know.

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  2. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I doubt anyone, unless they're an Apple Executive or Foxconn employee.

    Banking on no one here has seen/held it.
     
  3. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Guess we will never know, those who would claim to have seen/held it will be shot down in flames, and those who are legit won't post anyway.

    /thread

    I guess. :eek:
     
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    If I worked for apple I would troll this place to no end with disinformation.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yep, that is pretty much how it would happen.
     
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    Whats to stop them from having an old disused MR.com account? or an active one for that matter?
     
  7. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    I know someone who has. His maintenance of secrecy is (nearly) absolute. He likes his job and wants to keep it.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Depends on what level. Those who are lower on the totem pole like Apple store employees are specifically prohibited from visiting rumor sites.
     
  9. BugBytes, Aug 27, 2012
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    Wow, that stinks. [edited by BugBytes]
     
  10. b166er macrumors 68020

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    There are apple store employees on this forum. Or there were at some point. I'm sure they ARE prohibited, but there isn't really any way for Apple to monitor that. At least I hope not haha.
     
  11. BugBytes macrumors regular

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    Me too. I wouldn't want to be limited in what forums I could access because they're afraid I might spill the beans on something.
     
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    If he is so concerned about secrecy, why did he tell you?:p
     
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    From what I understand, having spoken with Genius employees, it's not they're banned from lurking/reading forums like here, but they can't register and participate.
     
  14. ixodes macrumors 601

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    You've got to be kidding.

    Even if they did, they'd violate their NDA, lose their credentials with Apple and be sued silly.

    Apple is in the KILL MODE... going Nuclear on anyone, and anything.

    They are after nothing but revenge at this point.

    Their afterburners lit by Steve Jobs... there's no stopping Apple Now.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Either way, they won't be able to "troll with disinformation."
     
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    That's why I said nearly :cool:

    He's actually a bit miffed at the stuff that does get out given how much he and his team have to endure when handling the devices in the wild.
     
  17. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Thanks for your input to this thread.

    ;)
     
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    Pretty true.
     
  19. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    I am sure they attempt to BAN them in order to prevent them from using information from these rumor sites while working. For example, when I worked at Best Buy, myself and many others told customers about the rumors we saw on here. If they asked, I told them.

    In an Apple store, from an Apple employee, that would be bad... The only person I have ever gotten to comment on Apple rumors is my friend who is an Apple Retail employee. We discussed our thoughts on the purported design and the idea of the iPad Mini and how many people bothered him every single day about it.

    The retail employees do not have any more information than we do. They find out when we do. So, I think it is more to prevent them from using the information they find on these sites while on the job instead of the "I do not know" answer they are supposed to give.
     
  20. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    How would it be naive? How are any of us on here in a position to see the new iPhone? We are just customers.
     
  21. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    I saw your original post... and I read it :p

    lol
     
  22. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    I would not give out that information if I was working for apple. No one pays my bills and I would not like to loose my job.
     
  23. stu.h thread starter macrumors 65816

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    From the sheer number of people on this site and the exposure it gets.
     
  24. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Most of the people on this website are just people who are a fan of Apple products and like to discuss them. We don't have special access or anything.
     

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