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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 · 27432 views
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
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Victor Crab - August 4, 2011 at 5:32am
hey fellow apple news people! I just created my own apple news website. If you would like to check it out the url is http://vanimox.com also i am looking for anyone who would like to make posts on a regular basis to the webpage. if you would please email me at tom@vanimox.com
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
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