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These are the silly people who "pre-ordered" the iPhone 5

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Prior to dropping a boatload of cash on a pricey new phone, a wise consumer would do a little research on the internet so that he or she knows whether the investment is worth it. Well, at least 17 people didn't do their homework, as Gizmodo discovered, and pre-ordered a smartphone that does not officially exist yet, namely the highly anticipated iPhone 5, or whatever Apple decides to call it.

It isn't exactly clear how these folks got to order the device in advance, but it surely wasn't through Apple. After all, pre-orders for the new iPhone are not expected to go live until September 12 the earliest, hours after the official unveiling in San Francisco. Our guess is that some retailer decided to cash in on the iPhone 5 hype and put up a pre-order page promising to deliver the smartphone once it is official. On the other hand, some of them could have been scammed. They might have just bought an iPhone look-alike – think jPhone 5 with 2 SIM cards, stylus, and extendable antenna for analog TV (seriously, these exist). 

So no matter how excited you are about the new iPhone, don't buy or pre-order anything yet. Just sit tight and wait for the device to be unveiled officially before taking out your credit card. The official iPhone 5 unveiling is scheduled for tomorrow, September 12, so stay tuned for our coverage.

source: Twitter via Gizmodo

These are the silly people who "pre-ordered" the iPhone 5

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:29 6

1. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Have you PA that those guys were just kidding? or trying to impress their friends instead?
Oh...wait.. im wrong!!! Twitter IS a credible source!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:31 1

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Are my eyes playing tricks on me??? Or PA just admitted to ordering an iPhone to be silly?? :D

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:29 11

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Hope they learn their lesson for not fooled by this stupid hype...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:31 9

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Hmmm so was Apple right when they said their users cannot "distinguish" ?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:42 2

4. BREvenson (Posts: 205; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Upon further review, it seems that a lot of these are just too stupid to be real. Some seem thrown together and others are ridiculously lame.

While I would surely believe that there are some that are gullible enough to actually preorder a phone that isn't even officially announced yet, these seem too unrealistic. I can't say it's PA's doing (or Gizmodo), but seriously...people aren't stupid enough to brag about it and become the butt of everyone else's jokes about the iPhone and all that.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:06

5. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Eww...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:21

6. desijatt (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Comments are good though

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:21 3

7. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Noobs. I just got one from eBay. It should be here tomorrow.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:24 2

8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


think jPhone 5 with 2 SIM cards, stylus, and extendable antenna for analog TV (seriously, these exist).

hahaha laugh at that part!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:43 2

9. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


They deserve being fooled.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:45 3

10. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Ya(frikn)wnnn... so when does the new Nexus drop again?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:55

12. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Jphone,,,,,, iphone? whats the difference like really? are we paying money because it has a Apple or a Orange on it?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:54 2

13. speckledapple (Posts: 878; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


No one needs to be guliable. At the same time, no one wants to be just laughed at after they got scammed either.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:08

14. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


they ordered the goophone 5...lol...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:07

15. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You guys must be starving for news to use Twitter as a source.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:41 1

16. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Lawl! I love the tweet about the iPhone 5 being compared to the Galaxy Note 2. As for how serious these are? I feel some are, and some are just jokes.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:45

17. Droiddoes (unregistered)


And ifans wonder why they are openly mocked and considered iDiots.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 17:13

18. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


iPhone users.
The mentality of a two year old.

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