I know this is a he said / she said.... but; I just talked with my AT&T Business Center, and while talking, I asked her if they were getting ready for a new iPhone release. She said they were. She said that they hadn't received any info from Apple yet, but that they had a NEW model of the iPhone registered yesterday. She said that she didnt' know where they had obtained it but it was the NEW phone. I asked her if it was in California, and she said it definitely was in CA. I told her that it may have been an Apple employee and she stated 'possibly'.