New iphone5 had contacts and messages from Apple employee

walmartiphone5

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Oct 11, 2012
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I just bought a new iPhone5 from Walmart and when I activated my phone I could see a list of contacts I could not recognize and I already had some messages from people I dont know. After checking the details in some of the contacts they appear to be from Apple employee because they had *@apple.com domain as their email address.

Has anyone experienced this thing? Also there is no reset button on my settings so cannot reset the phone.
 

Roessnakhan

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That happened once with an iPad my work bought – it was still shrink wrapped, but someone else's account had been logged in. I'd just restore it.

Settings > General > Reset

Or restore it in iTunes.
 
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g.c.

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Settings>General>Reset(all the way at the bottom)>Erase All Content and Settings
 
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walmartiphone5

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Oct 11, 2012
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Interestingly there is no "Reset" under settings>General>

This looks like some one (apple employee) definitely tested it for some days, as I can see from the messages and photos.
 
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Hpye

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Oct 11, 2011
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It's abit fishy here, I think they definetly used your phone
 
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Killa k

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Sep 27, 2012
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Sometimes we have demos that are pre loaded with all this stuff, the phones are still brand new but for demo purposes, so u might have got a demo phone, nothing to worry about.
 
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brand

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Not even at the very bottom of the General settings :(. I searched for the reset button everywhere, but it is not there.
It sounds like a demonstration firmware that doesn't have GUI option for performing resets. Just put it in DFU mode or perform a reset in iTunes.
 
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