Some fortunate customers are receiving their new iPhones already. German Apple blog, Macerkopf.de, has published images sent in by its readers showing the device in its box, as well as sending in screenshots of Siri and other features of iOS 5. In this particular instance the device was sent early by Deutsche Telecom, current owners of T-mobile US/UK. However, some other carriers’ subscribers are reporting that their goods have already been handed over to the couriers for delivery. These should arrive in the next day or two. Of course, officially the device shouldn’t be arriving until Friday, October 14th.
We shouldn’t be surprised by any of this since the same happened in the US and across the globe when the iPhone 4 was launched. Many people reported their devices were landing a day or two early. So, keep checking your order statuses people, you may just get lucky. I ordered mine directly through Apple, so I’m not expecting anything until Friday.