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

These are the silly people who
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

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 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!

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

4. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 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.

5. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012


6. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Comments are good though

7. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

8. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

think jPhone 5 with 2 SIM cards, stylus, and extendable antenna for analog TV (seriously, these exist). hahaha laugh at that part!!!

9. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

They deserve being fooled.

10. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

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

12. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

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

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

they ordered the goophone

15. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

16. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 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.

17. Droiddoes unregistered

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

18. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

iPhone users. The mentality of a two year old.

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