While the vast majority of iPhone X customers continue to watch their pre-order status for signs of progress, at least one lucky customer in the U.K. has already managed to get their hands on the phone a day early.
MacRumors forum member Illdoit2morrow apparently walked into their local DPD collection depot on Thursday morning and somehow managed to convince the courier to hand over their iPhone X parcel a full day ahead of Apple’s official November 3 launch date.
As a result, pre-order customers in the U.K. will probably start trying their luck at DPD collection depots throughout the country, however the incident is highly unusual and unlikely to be replicated. Apple typically keeps a tight rein on the couriers it hires to ship products, and DPD could well find itself in trouble when news of the pre-release handover gets back to Apple.
Order statuses currently “Preparing for Despatch” should start indicating that the iPhone X is in transit later today, for delivery on Friday, as per Apple’s official launch plans.