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Apple Has Delivered the iPhone 5 in Locked and Sealed Boxes to Carriers?

Apple Has Delivered the iPhone 5 in Locked and Sealed Boxes to Carriers?

Posted August 2, 2011 at 6:56pm by iClarified
In a report which argues for a September release of the iPhone 5 as opposed to an October release, the Guardian says that boxes in which the new iPhone hardware is encased have been delivered to carriers for testing.

The next iPhones go for their testing inside locked and sealed boxes so that the carriers can carry out checks on their network compatibility in their labs. It's very high security, as you could guess; my understanding is that barely anyone inside the carriers gets to open those boxes, and even when they do the hardware is encased in a dummy body which means there's no clue to what the actual phone will do. This, by the way, is what led to "Antennagate": there simply hadn't been enough people outside Apple who had tried the iPhone 4 at length in its real form to discover the problems with its reception.

The Guardian says that with the new iPhones in the system it should only take a few weeks for approval, after which manufacturing will begin. The site thinks barring a manufacturing problem that Apple will launch the new device as early as possible to maximize sales ahead of the holiday season.

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Apple Has Delivered the iPhone 5 in Locked and Sealed Boxes to Carriers?
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DJ MARVLS - August 4, 2011 at 1:34pm
I hope they change the iPhone design cause I love the iPhone but this iPhone 4 design is whack
Tom - August 3, 2011 at 5:36am
Hello i'm Inge from Sweden.. Wat is iPhone? Is this somthing to eat?
Shawn - August 2, 2011 at 8:07pm
Why would apple release iPhone 5 when IOS 5 is still in beta.
iClarified - August 2, 2011 at 8:11pm
iOS 5 will likely release alongside the iPhone 5
fyleren - August 2, 2011 at 8:18pm
You definitely haven't read the article if you say that. Read again. They didn't release anything. It's for network testing.
Meer - August 3, 2011 at 3:09am
والله تعليقات ما لها دخل بالموضوع ... الظاهر ان الحبايب انجنوا
iPorwin - August 3, 2011 at 4:12am
iOS 5 will release first
Breix - August 3, 2011 at 4:20am
Wooaahhh.. Watz happenin around here.. Fellaz hold up hold up.. Daaammmnn!! No cannibalism aroun here ayt? An yo! Read the damn article carefully.. Ayt!? I made a mistake before wen i made a comment out of somethin that went out of shit.. So to u ma man.. Read the articz carefulley ayt! iP 5 will be out at the same time or probably soon enough.. Together with iOS 5 hopefully as early as mid august or septemberrreeyy tho.. Cross thy fingerz! Can't wait to get ma hands on that shit!
Nobo1 - August 3, 2011 at 8:33am
Marcus dude lay off world Warcraft XD n lay off the shrooms too !
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