updated 03:39 pm EDT, Tue September 18, 2012
Site claims photos of first unboxing
Carriers are beginning to ship the iPhone 5 to customers, at least in the US, MacNN has learned. One example is Verizon, which is sending out notifications to people who preordered in time for a September 21st delivery. Some orders could potentially arrive early, but Apple is normally strict about ensuring that couriers hold iPhones until their official launch date.
BGR says, however, that it has already been sent photos of an iPhone 5 unboxing. How and where the phone was obtained is unknown, so it could just be a model direct from Apple's manufacturers. Included in the box are EarPods, a Lightning cable, and a wall socket adapter.