Announcing the winner of the FREE iPhone 5... And a 2nd chance to win!


Here it is. The moment you've all been waiting for. We're announcing the winner of the FREE iPhone 5 from iMore... And we're giving everyone else a 2nd chance to win! Are you ready? Are you set?

Find out who won, and how YOU can still win... after the break!



Congratulations Timberwolf! We'll be in touch via email to get your information for the prize!

EVERYONE ELSE: Keep reading, because you're not done yet!

Tomorrow is iPhone 5 day! We know a lot of you are lining up at the stores to be among the first to get your hands on Apple's latest creation. Some of us will be there too. We also know not everyone can upgrade right now, so here's what we've got for you.

We're giving away ANOTHER free iPhone 5 to ANOTHER lucky iMore reader!

That's right! FREE. No strings attached. All you have to do is be a registered member of iMore and leave a comment below. You have one week to get your entry in, so get to it! We will announce the lucky winner next week here on the blogs.

The rules: One comment per person. If we find you trying to cheat and enter multiple times, you will be disqualified. The contest is open worldwide, so anyone can enter. And the prize is just the phone, any contract and accessories are the responsibility of the winner. Good luck!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Hommiee says:

Please pick me...I would like to retire from the Iphone 3G. I`ve bookmarked you guys and am obsessed lol

bosoxfan79 says:

Would love to treat my wife to a new iPhone 5!! Pick me!

JR1ZZ says:

guess theres only one more shot sooooo here it goes........... =)

cwaturner says:

Woot Free iPhone5!!!!!!!!!!

Bayan09 says:

This would be a great present for my sister!

Ben0rr10 says:

ok then im in for round 2.

Jeff Kirvin#IM says:

Because otherwise I'm not getting one until Verizon thinks I'm ready.

buzzshipman says:

I want to be the 2nd winner. Love my iPhone 4 but want to upgrade bad

Superjudge says:

I'm ok with sloppy seconds.

Ifiremitt says:

Add me to the list please, good luck everyone.

thedadams says:

Congratulations Timberwolf! Hopefully I'm next.

duramax09 says:

Way to go Timberwolf--Next ?

mac_addict says:

Would love to get a new iPhone so my girl can get rid of her decrepit 3Gs.

Erfjr says:

I would love to win this one!!!!!

Mattrfd says:

iPhone 5 please. Please. Pretty please.

beedonk#AC says:

ahhh awesome! iMore is awesome! keep 'em comin!

The_Shawn says:

Please let it happen for me this time! Congrats Timberwolf! :) enjoy lucky!

kagee#IM says:

Guess I will try again :)

juniorranger says:

thank you for the 2nd chance!

Iranger79 says:

Please! I need this phone

kjparfekt says:

Happy to buy an iPhone 5 but would love to win one, thanks iMore for the chance to win.

pendragyn says:

Congratulations to Timberwolf. Wouldn't mind getting that second one though.

jawe347 says:

So more than one comment is frowned upon eh? I'm shutting up right now

CreepingDeath77 says:

Crossing my fingers for the 2nd time. I need a new phone.

ichris2 says:

Black or White...don't care what size...hook me up!

Brazil0181 says:

Thanx for making this world wide. I would really love to win one of these phones & use it on the LTE network here in Germany.

JohnBR369 says:

Here I am again, hope I win it this time!

Gen.Seanski says:

Stuck in Sunny South Africa we only get the Awesome new iPhone 5 in a few weeks. Great to now be registered and part of this cool community, I read all your updates and reports on matters close to my heart ... Apple!! Alll your latest news and reports I makes sure I get all the way here in South Africa. I can't wait to get the new iPhone 5!! Have a great week to everyone. One of your newest community members.... Seanski

crwoo says:

I want to be the second winner :D

traditionaliq says:

Here we go again!! I don't have any fingernails left.

heyheydude says:

i've been reading tipb for years! love it here.
thanks for having awesome contests.

ScottUrman says:



JNCOMAN1636 says:

iPhone 5.....Please be Mine

ShesMixed says:

First of all .. Happy Free iPhone day to Timberwolf
Second of all .. I REALLY need to replace this dying BlackBerry

Schlottman says:

I comment for the bettering of the human race and peace. By this, I mean that I will be happier all around having this awesome new phone, so both objectives are accomplished :)

drewmarasco says:

How about calling the black iPhone 5 the dark knight?

merlynmac says:

Gotta love second chances!

yorgo says:

No pick me pick me pick me. I promise it will go to a loving home.

Massie says:

Count me in—you guys rock.

bjacobcarr says:

hello iMore, I'd like to win please - thank you in advance....

floydstyle says:

whoooohoooo!! a second iPhone to win!! I'm in for sure! thanks Rene

mrsadkins9399 says:

I would love to be the next winner. How generous to give away a second iPhone 5.

CHARGER 43 says:

Congrats Timberwolf! My turn! :p

oshioshi says:

Congratulations Timberwolf.
[I'd still like to have a new iPhone 5]

Kylealanr says:

Would love to win this, it would brighten my day furring a very difficult time for me.

tabishirfan says:

Next iPhone 5 is mine...inshahalla

maxstier says:

2nd time's a charm! amiright?

mrkilltrocity says:

As a carrier employee we cant even get one so please pick me

johnmarki says:

Please help me replace my 9930! iPhone 5 Black and Slate.

dgbrock says:

You keep offering, I'll keep entering!

Barefoottek says:

Congrats Timberwolf!!! I'll take a Verizon one please. Thank you iMore for the contest!!!

Hogosha says:

Good luck (again) everyone! Here's me crossing my fingers for round two!!!

Mwinit says:

Thank you for a second chance to win an iPhone 5. Pick me please.

PilotPhil81 says:

What did timberwulf say to win? What's the magic word? Please?

You guys are the best.

lewiscohen1 says:

Nice, I got here before the comment section hit 30+ pages this time! Let's see a win for this daily iMore reader!

randomDCnick says:

I could use an new iPhone or win the Powerball this week. Either would be fine with me.

samcarroll says:

sounds like i should comment then.

Manintorn Trinuparp says:

I need second chance, pick me up.

momof2inmn says:

So hoping to win this one!!

draiken says:

Congrats Timberwolf!!!! hope I'm next

slimgoody420 says:

I really, really, really, wanna win.

dbarnett says:

Please, sir, I want some iPhone.

cklapointe says:

Please pick me! I really want to give it to my dad! He has a refurbished 3GS and seriously needs an upgrade. :)

grajasekar says:

Here's to winning the 2nd iPhone 5 you're giving away! Good luck everyone.

samq52 says:

If i win i might die from excitement!

jxng says:

Ipod touch owner looking for an iphone :)

Possession says:

I'm entering :) Good luck to all!

schellack says:

Yay for a taller iphone! I could definitely use that extra row of icons.

baadpuppy says:

I would like to win please.

Congrats to Timberwolf.

merkdevine says:

pick lightning..much like the new iphone hould have been named

EdsonDJ says:

I'll gladly take the second one. Thanks.

Gordo77 says:

a free iPhone. woo hoo

decarlo4 says:

Congrats to the lucky winner. Thanks for a 2nd chance to win because momma need a brand new phone ;)

IceyShanks says:

Awesome, would love an iPhone 5!!!

ozmacr says:

Oh oh oh oh!!! Pick me!!!!

CartersII says:

Oh I want it I want it!!! Pretty please pick me!!!!

litopine says:

May I win? Pretty please?

marky66 says:

Pleeeaaaase!!! I would love a new iphone.

OuterBanxSam says:

Don't make me "iRegret" for signing up! I really need this iPhone 5
because it comes with the awesome feature called RECEPTION, unlike my iPhone 4. :/

samq52 says:

Not sure if my comments are adding :/

mortys11 says:


Lets do this right this time!

CapStudio says:

Quiet on the set please...Take 2!

Grimis15 says:

Finally found a site I enjoy about my iPhone.

jblockcolski says:

Pick me guys! Been following the forum and podcasts for a while now. Big fan. Keep up the great work!

BlueWhite0304 says:

Can we get an iMore brand on the back on the iPhone 5 we win?

amistak says:

Grants timber wolf! I wouldn't mind a iPhone 5 ;)

swiz_02 says:

It's always nice to get a second chance

Realed says:

I want it in black...or white.

Leo peña says:

The next winner is right here writing this comment

satxbrad says:

Thanks for your writings. Just found your site. I will stay with it!

thawkth says:

Another chance! Awesome :)

rgar3388 says:

Not to be an a-hole or anything, but as a loyal follower since theiphoneblog, you better pick me this time! :)D

eraserx says:

Hopefully this time I have more luck ;)

BeyondtheTech says:

Third time isn't a charm, there is no third time. So, please let this be it!

toreroguysd says:

Me please :-) Because this would be, in a single, woefully inadequate word: awesome.

D4rk5h4d0w says:

I want the new iPhone 5! I love seeing all of your videos you Gus upload on YouTube with fun new gadgets, and have even bought a few! I hope I win tomorrow. Keep up the awesome website guys!

mjsavage says:

Love to win!! Love iMore!!

Lukepm says:

Hey, my name is Luke Miller i just registered with your site ( let me say I am already a fan) but I am working my butt off to buy an Iphone 5 but im only 17 and get paid minimum wage and have to pay for gas so I'm looking at a long time before I could even think about buying one. I am just praying that a door opens up for me. Thank you

Jbene4 says:

I'm in for the second iPhone 5!

MrCornfed says:

Well it's gotta be me of course

peterthomas1978#IM says:

Congrats now let the next one be me!!!!

lestat75 says:

I can feel it. This time it's my turn!

knwheeler77 says:

I can use some good news after a tuff fight. That's right I Beat the big C. Cancer

juleguilfoyle says:

Please help me support my addiction :) Thank you much

navoid says:

You know whats more than 4, a 5. This comment brought to you by the letter i and the number 5.

ilc1971 says:

Let it be me to win the 2nd iphone 5.

dgrass90 says:

I s'pose I can forgive you misspelling my name in the fist drawing... Even tho timberwolf is pretty far off... Since you're having another one

LAKOIN says:

Please give me this iPhone :D i really really want one, but I can't buy 'cause it's too expensive. :\

SSGTJames says:

I can take the iPhone 5. You know you want to give me the phone.

mobile79 says:

Me please! My wife gets mad when I spend money on new phones.

prewanabe says:

You guys should really send the next one to me.

whnn says:

Thanks for the second chance... Good luck to all.

jparadise says:

Pick me.....pick me!!! PLEASE??

wormeyman says:

Well i didn't win the first time but here goes a second!

Jerry5k says:

2 is a lucky number. Thanks for the second chance.

fdesa12 says:

Commenting for the chance to win. Simple and to the point :)

Trotchy#CB says:

Round 2 thanks guys i really need this for my collection :)

manolopzo says:

Congrats to Timberwolf. And I'm adding my name to the 2nd giveaway!

SirEto says:

I hope I can win this phone. It would be a great joy to have the Iphone 5 in my hands.

Carlos223 says:

Second chance! Here we go!

lm1022 says:


clyptonimus_prime says:

If you can believe it, I may be the last person in the USA who hasn't owned an apple device. I can has? :)

RD Miller says:

Thanks for a second chance! I love your site and hope that I get to be the lucky one picked. Keep up all the fantastic reviews coming!

ApplefreakTK says:

free iPhone 5... ?! Shut front door !! my iPhone 3G died few month ago, since then i don't have any phone.... :-(

TheBiggmann says:

Second chances are the best!

Bmxpei says:

Congrats man. Wouldn't mind if imore pick me next.

fish1856 says:

Me Me Me, pick me, right over here, pick me.

yungr3d says:

Congrats Timberwolf!! Now hopefully some of your luck will rub off on me!!!

KingofHeart4711 says:

Thank you guys so much for the second chance! PLEASE let it be me this time! *crossing fingers and wishing*!

the13th says:

Maybe second try is a charm?

Msds87 says:

It would be fantastic to win, great contest and blog, thanks ! Good luck Everyone

alexstevens00 says:

Would love to win the iPhone5 still stuck with a 3GS ohh btw IMORE ROCKS!

thebrain2u says:

Congrats, T-wolf. As for the rest of us, Round 2. Let's do this!!!!

markm says:

Superb. Thanks for the extra chance guys!

MarineCorpsVet says:

Can't wait to open up that carefully pieced together package tomorrow morning! Christmas has come early this year my friends. Enjoy everyone.

I_am_human says:

I would very much enjoy an iPhone 5 please

Rocprod says:

Great a 2nd chance hopefully I can win, it would be great to have an iphone5

SprintiPhone says:

My iMore handle was a plea to Sprint to get the iPhone. Well here we are Sept 2012 and I still don't have an iPhone. Winning the iPhone 5 would be perfect prize for me

ezday42 says:

I would Love a Black and Slate iPhone 5

Martin.R says:

Lifes second chances are great :o)

mcmullen55 says:

iPhone5!!!!!!! Entered!!!!

brrbtr says:

OK - it's my turn, right?

jayfry says:

congrats timberwolf... and hopefully its me this next time around !

F34R says:

First the worst, second the best!!! Let's do it!! /snicker

beggari says:

2nd times a charm! I hope...

bradwalters1128 says:

I am so regretting moving over to Android - but I couldn't take AT&T anymore. Now, i've gone through 5 Motorola Razr's due to hardware or software issues. Get me out of Android Hell Please! My wife won't let me order one until our daughter's birthday party is over! I can't wait till the end of October!!!!!

anthman21#IM says:

I would love to win this!!!

smokeeater218 says:

I really really want the iPhone 5 please oh please oh please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

christow says:

Luv to win the new iphone 5!

ERS2321 says:

Me + iPhone 5 = legen....... wait for it.........dary!!!!!!!!

MercuryLS says:

Congratulations Timberwolf.

I hope to win the next one...:D

nashlib says:

I sure love to win one - Expatriate - Living all the way out in Saudi Arabia - iPhone 5 come here only in December - very ardent Apple fan !!!!!

DikaiaKnight says:

IMore, this is your chance to give me an iPhone for my birthday! Please!

Michaelmoves says:

iM gonna win. And I've been watching your videos too. Rene is a q-t!

KingIMB says:

Ok I will try my Luck one more time and i hope that Imore will remember me this time

philloveblackberry says:

I would love to get the new iphone :)

iYorgos says:

Again : pick meeee!!!!!

kublai says:

sweet! another chance! Come'on free iphone!

cubanhoya says:

Time to shine... Cubanhoya for the win!

lesap says:

Yes please. I would love the iPhone 5! Thanks for the giveaway!

nstark07 says:

Another one?!! Hellz yeah! Do want!!!!

chrissy1068 says:

I would so love to have a free iphone and be the first person on my block to have one. The android phone I have is terrible.

Mohsin25 says:

Please iMore choose me!

Clegg05 says:

Please Rene!! I've have been visiting TiPB/iMore just about everyday since 2008. It is my go to source for all things iDevice, and it would be awesome to actually win an iDevice from the site I've been relying on for so many years!

aaronbwells says:

I'd love to have the iPhone 5!

lefty_dinc says:

Second times the charm. Happy iPhone 5 Day!

jnew619 says:

apple is great! never was a big apple fan really but i decided to really try it since a lot of my friends have one got it and loved it i have the 4s now the speed is image quality is way better then any other andriod and everytime apple puts out quality work!!! i tried it iout and will always remain an apple fan!!!

uhnoneemus says:

Yes! Another chance. Luck be a random comment selector iMore staff member.

heatwave16 says:

Thanks!!! Fingers crossed. :)

rustyjar79 says:

I didn't win the first time? That's okay because there's always next.......errrrrrr THIS TIME!

jkimble21 says:




dwaiss says:

WOOHOO! We all love swag!

ThaNatrix says:

Maybe the second time is a charm for me?

Itsgabe says:

Congrats! I'm pretty sure I was the next one in line :)

Lucascorny says:

Wow, every contest should be like that. Just pick me, how many of Czech followers U got :)

Connorballard says:

Please guys, that's all I can say really unless you want me to never have a bite of this apple. :D

Magnus255 says:

Congratulations! But I need an iPhone 5

The Reptile says:

Second time's a charm? I'm in for round two.

newostyle says:

Maybe this time... Maybe.