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Apr 12, 2001

There are still 26 days to go before Apple officially launches iPhone X, but at least one person has already gotten their hands on one of the sought-after 5.8-inch devices, if a video shared on Reddit is anything to go by.

The short clip, embedded below, shows someone swiveling in their hand what looks like a silver glass-backed iPhone X with a new, previously unseen dynamic wallpaper on the lock screen.

As the handset is rotated, the padlock above the time visibly shudders as Face ID refuses to unlock, suggesting the person holding the phone is not the owner.

Speculation is rife among Redditors as to who the owner could be and how they ever got hold of an iPhone X so far ahead of the official launch next month.

According to the original poster, the video was uploaded from the San Jose area, California, making it likely that the clip was recorded by someone who knows an Apple employee with early access to the device. The iPhone X in the clip is also displaying an AT&T logo in the upper left corner, adding further weight to the suggestion this was recorded in the U.S.

For the rest of us, pre-orders for iPhone X begin on Friday, October 27, with the device's official launch date the following Friday, November 3.

Article Link: iPhone X With New Dynamic Wallpaper Appears in the Wild
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Feb 11, 2008
Have not updated to iOS 11, though dynamic wallpapers will be available on earlier model right ? It's 2017
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Sep 15, 2016
Berlin, Germany
Still dont understand how this is considered a silver back. Looks like the old iPod / MacBook kind of white to me

Have not updated to iOS 11, though dynamic wallpapers will be available on earlier model right ? It's 2017

Nope they took em all out besides the colored ones on older devices
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macrumors newbie
Aug 26, 2012
Looks exactly like one of the hidden dynamic wallpapers that have always existed on the iPhone, but for some reason, Apple never enabled.

There was a Cydia extension to enable those. Was called Hidden Wallpapers or something like that. One of them is just like this.

Does this mean they enabled those, or that the iPhone is jailbroken? :-\
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macrumors member
Jun 15, 2005
New York City
Looks beautiful, and i'm looking forward to ordering mine.

One question i have is about the carrier logo. I thought that was removed from the status bar on the X. Was that just a rumor? I forget.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2014
Looks great!

From what I heard, we should say thanks to Anurag who is taking the video of the X. :D (Hopefully he doesn’t get the owner fired though)
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