NYC Apple Store selling iPhone X early?

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Spotted this Reddit thread claiming Apple sold some iPhone X units to a small number of people - a silent release to celebrate the new Apple Store's opening. Can someone who lives in NYC confirm this? I am pretty sure it's not true, but some confirmation would be helpful!
 

rwestiv

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Actually, that would be pretty cool. I live a looooong way from NYC, but it's cool if SOMEBODY was able to get their hands on one early.

I highly doubt it, but it would be cool none the less.

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Is Apple even signing software yet that the general public can access that supports the iPhone X?
Probably, but it may be restricted, or it may be open - similar to what happened during the iOS 11 GM leak.

I think we'll see a new iOS 11.1 beta this week and another beta the week after, and then a GM when the X releases.
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Yep! Definitely keep up that mentality of wishing someone else can't get something just because you can't. Heaven forbid you show happiness for someone else rather than vitriol and jealousy. :D
Haha I agree I am a little jealous of random people supposedly getting hands on an X just because they live in NYC.
 

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Haha I agree I am a little jealous of random people supposedly getting hands on an X just because they live in NYC.
Yeah. That's what I'm pointing out. Jealousy over someone else's good fortune, and wishing it's not true? Pretty lousy thing to do just because you're not the one that got lucky.
 

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that would be pretty awesome if true. Doesn’t seem very Apple-like though.
 

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There's no Apple store there, so that'd be your first sign something is up. That glass elevator they refer to in the thread on Reddit takes you... into the subway station. The 4 corner stores are, Walgreens, Pret a Manger, Bath & Body Works and Vitamin Shoppe. The Verizon (reseller) store that used to be there went out of business a while ago.
Enjoy: Google Street View
 
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I think if it were true someone would have posted the phone on social media and MR would have picked it up for sure. They can’t even keep leaked supply parts a secret, a whole phone would have went viral.
 
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there's no Apple store at 23rd / Park Ave. (which is where the 6 train hits 23rd)

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also.. there's no planned Apple store at that location either.. as far as i know at least.


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also part II..
i live about 1.5 miles from there but no way am i getting trolled into going over to check it out ;)
 

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that would be pretty awesome if true. Doesn’t seem very Apple-like though.
Apple gave certain celebrities the 18k gold Apple Watch Editions in advance before the Apple Watch being sold in stores. So not entirely out of the realm for Apple.

If this iPhone X NYC story is true, it may have been people who were specifically selected by Apple, so that when people see them being used in the wild by these people, it generates hype as the Pre Orders near.
 
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just read the reddit story a bit more..

so an Apple logo on a subway elevator?
and people lined up to get in the elevator?
equals -- iPhone X secret street deals?
LOL

off the top of my head, i can think of about a thousand better locations in NYC to sell an iPhone besides the freaking subway.. (those elevators literally go to the subway below the street)


if anything, that's someone shooting a video of some sorts.. at most, it's Apple shooting a commercial but even that is unlikely imo.. although they have been doing some small crew non-closed-street shoots lately.. like this one in Downtown L.A.:


 
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Apple gave certain celebrities the 18k gold Apple Watch Editions in advance before the Apple Watch being sold in stores. So not entirely out of the realm for Apple.

If this iPhone X NYC story is true, it may have been people who were specifically selected by Apple, so that when people see them being used in the wild by these people, it generates hype as the Pre Orders near.
This. A-listers in NYC on TV have received the new hot phones in the past to wave around on TV. Recall Colbert whipping new iPhones out on his shows in the past.

Seem to recall Ellen got one of the Samsungs early for Oscars and the staged selfie.

Otherwise, yes, urban legend for mere mortals.
 

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This. A-listers in NYC on TV have received the new hot phones in the past to wave around on TV. Recall Colbert whipping it out on his shows in the past.
possible.. yes.

but celebs meeting up at 23rd/Park and going into a subway elevator to receive the promo phone?
highly unlikely.
or, impossible even. ;)