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The iPhone X doesn't drop for another agonizingly-long month — if you're one of the lucky few who snags a pre-order reservation early, that is — but there are some even luckier people out there who already have their hands on Apple's next-level handset.
A video of one of the brand new smartphones was posted on Reddit, then spotted by MacRumors. The short clip doesn't show off anything particularly notable like animoji or a Face ID fail — but it does give us a good look at the X's edge-to-edge screen sporting one of the new Dynamic Wallpapers.
The Redditor who posted the clip claims that it was recorded in the San Jose, not too far from Apple's home base in Cupertino. The phone also appears to be on AT&T's network.
The person holding the phone flips it over, and a subtle shaking padlock appears to signal that Face ID is locking them out and someone else owns the device, most likely an Apple employee with early access to the X. Other commenters on the thread claim that they've seen the X floating around the Bay Area in recent weeks ahead of the launch, so they're not surprised someone finally caught one on video.
Apple will open pre-orders for the iPhone X on Oct. 27, before a Nov. 3 launch. The handset will reportedly only be available in extremely limited quantities due to production delays, so most people will likely have to wait through the holiday season for their new phone. Until Apple works through the manufacturing issues, videos like this could be the closest you'll come to owning an X until 2018.