..... to mysteriously "lose" a prototype next-gen iPhone in a bar in the San Francisco and get the SFPD involved. Great publicity! On a related note... I'm watching this whole thing with interest. Last year I really wanted a new 4S but ended up with a Motorola Razr for reasons that are too long to address here. It's OK but nothing I can't live without. So I'm interested in the next gen iPhone. I signed a new contract with Verizon Wireless when I got the Motorola. Switched from AT&T, which has been great. Love Verizon. Pay less, get better service. What's not to love. I digress. When I go to Verizon Wireless online it says i'm eligible for an equipment upgrade next August. So a year from today basically. In fact, I think it is literally one year from today. How closely do they stick to those dates? If I went with a next-gen iPhone would I have to just buy it outright at the unlocked price? Or is an upgrade pro-rated? In other words, am I stuck with my Motorola for another year if I don't wish to pay full retail for an iPhone?