updated 12:25 pm EDT, Tue July 8, 2008
Early iPhone 3G unboxing
A man from Portugal has already managed to secure an 8GB iPhone 3G, photos and forum posts suggest. The poster claims to have got his hands on the device in advance of its official July 11th launch without having to pay; although refusing to say where the phone came from, one photo shows the device operating on Vodafone Portugal's network. Internet access speeds are "really good," according to the poster.
The man notes, however, that the device is currently crippled, as he cannot sync with his PC due to the absence of iTunes 7.7. The App Store is likewise non-functional, missing not only the required version of iTunes but activation on Apple's end. Both are scheduled to be launched worldwide on Friday.