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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Gators625 says:

Love your work, guys! Never had an iPhone but love iOS on the iPad/iPod touch. Would love a chance to win the big one!

claudiodaylac says:

I want one! I want one! Me! Me! Me!

alekjed says:

Hi iMore, I would really like to be the one to win this iPhone. I love gadgets, especially from Apple, I am really into tech news and love your reporting. I'm sure it would be awesome to read your site from a brand new iPhone 5. I promise I will add iMore to my homescreen and send you a screenshot! :) says:

I want the iPhone 5 so bad, but my upgrade isn't until 9/28.

mustang8918 says:

I missed the first but I just may get lucky and win this one, fingers crossed.

jp2stepr says:

Awesome! Thanks for the second chance :-)

veritas13 says:

Still need a new phone. :P

gimenezjm says:

I would love a new shiny iPhone....even with its new Maps app that everybody seems to hate!

CaptnSpaulding says:

Pick me, pick me!! Just got my first Macbook this month, now I need an iPhone to go with it!! :)

Diheder says:

I really want an iPhone 5 so I hope I have a chance to won it

millz12345 says:

Didn't win the first time, but I'm going to try again thank you again imore!

SirPsycho84 says:

maybe this time it will be... maybe

iwfrank says:

Maybe the odds are worse than the lottery...

Spacehorizons says:

Would love to win one. Gratz Timberwolf


Congrats to timberwolf... And thanks imore for the 2nd opportunity!

ArmandoF says:

Still stuck with my old Nokia E71 hoping that I get lucky and catch this one.

gordol says:

Me please! My DroidX is dying and I want to return to the iPhone but cannot afford it, plus if I win, I can keep my current data plan! (And congrats, Timberwolf)

Vertiginous says:

Let me win this time :-) Thanks!

StinkySocky says:

Why not announce the winner tomorrow? That would give the bigger fans (like me) a bigger chance.

rbohl says:

I may already be an iPhone 5 weiner!

killakow says:

my 2nd attempt! i can feel it!


Congrats Timberwolf!!! Maybe you can pass some luck my way :) I want to convert my mom and give her the new iPhone 5!

Stucco_x says:

Ha! Let's hear it for second chances. Thanks for being a generous bunch.

Hateboy says:

Thanks iMore! The iOS 6 walkthrough is great.

Maragkakis says:

I wish I will win this one! Thanks for the 2nd chance guys! :)

jazzlife78 says:

I would really like the phone for my wife. It would get me extra brownie points.

smp2k says:

Let the gods of random selection bestow upon me the beloved iPhone 5!!

Richiejay1 says:

Wow! Amazing chance to win the new iPhone 5, great competition

astralisdustin says:

Wow, another chance, awesome!

aidenh says:

As much as I love Apple I've never owned an iPhone before... Love to win the 5!

Plussp says:

Grateful for this oppertunity! :)

Lena32 says:

Pick me, pick me...PLEASE! :)

ealley says:

Big congrats to TimberWolf, indeed. <crosses fingers>

Hook Man says:

Well I'm going to try this again, hoping this will be the first contest I ever win!

rryoung says:

Thanks imore for this awesome contest!

Dave Clutton says:

I really want to upgrade but I've got to wait till march 2013. Fingers crossed ill win :)

bournerj says:

I'd like a free iPhone 5.

beatkat says:

Congrats Timberwolf! Next winner Snake-Eyes?

Alimol says:

I'm throwing my hat in the ring for a free 5!

Alimol says:

I'm throwing my hat in the ring for a free 5!

Bluecanary says:

I would very much enjoy an iPhone 5!

aakoto says:

i hope i win
please pick me
thank you

Drefson says:

Yes, I would like an iPhone 5.

Brilliance says:

Timberwolf you lucky dog!!!!!!! Congrats! Hopefully I get a shot at a Vader Black iphone5

aggreyj says:

2nd time is the charm!

southpawmedic says:

Would LOVE it to be me! Soooooo wanting one for PA school!!!

zyzzfyzz says:

luck |lək|
success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.
Yep- that's me. And I need it. So please, luck, don't let me down!

sau124 says:

trying one more time - I need to win something iMore... :)

louwie says:

congrats tim 2nd chances please pick me. :)

jlake02 says:

Congrats to Timberwolf! Enjoy your phone :)

Thanks to iMore for these contests!

Please consider me entered :)

rufflugz says:

Second times the charm :)

camelonski says:

i want to be the 2nd winner of the iPhone 5 :)

RevJar says:

Here is hoping that this preacher is lucky enough to win an iPhone 5. If not, here's hoping I win a lottery.

OllieBoyne says:

It would be awesome to win!

camriokid says:

Thanks for doing this, iMore...ya'll rock with the freebies.

camriokid says:

Pulling out the "preacher card" that really fair? : )

Zapflashgone says:

In again... thanks for the chances!

True Choice says:

I have all of my fingers and toes crossed. Thanks for the opportunity iMore.

zachadoo88 says:

Here's hoping I'm the lucky one this time!

noturbizniss2 says:

Congratulations Timberwolf... now please let it be me next time (or some other lucky winner)

jkeitz says:

Love my 4S, but I wouldn't turn down a free 5!

Ginbill says:

Second time's the charm. This would really convince my mother to ditch her EVO. ;)

WaterOz says:

Ooooh... I want to win. Of course though, a guy named Timberwolf would win. How do you beat a wolf? If I change my name to Coyote do I get a better chance?

SheikShaka says:

I'm in! This is my chance, my one and only opportunity to get my hands on that precious little piece of engineering!

jfrebel says:

I'll take that free iphone!

jtwebber says:

This would really be appreciated/welcomed considering shipping times on Verizon are slated for 10/12 :(

knitgirl says:

Congrats, Timberwolf! Now, pick me this time around!

mmitch633 says:

I love second chances!!!!! iPHONE 5!!!

DaHui623 says:

Congrats Timberwolf! If only I was so lucky...

JBunnie says:

A big congrats to Timberwolf!!! Hoping that the second time is a charm for me!

PharmDtown says:

Right here! I'll take a free iPhone!

Phishbait says:

Have fun with your new toy timberwolf. turn!!!!!!

Ddockery says:

Maybe #2 will be lucky.

Kaze919 says:

2nd chances are rare... pick meee


pick me please. hope I get lucky this time.

cversion7 says:

I have decided I want to jump from Android to iOS and this would make it happen much sooner than my April 2013 upgrade date. Thanks and keep up the good work on this blog!

junovela says:

Second chance - Round 2 entry ACTIVATE!

lugoblink says:

I would love to win the iPhone 5 cause I can't really afford to buy one or would be nice to have a smartphone like that... Plus apple is the best :)

henrymagnusrex says:

I was disappointed when I saw I didn't win. Then, I realized I could win again, and that disappointment was replaced by overly optimistic hope. Such is the cycle of the imore giveaways. I'd rather live with the overly optimistic hope though, so I'm glad you keep them going!

Rpesnaux says:

Wow imore is awesome. This time I'm gonna win!!

Prozaakk says:

I'm assuming this will be me.

kayc33 says:

wow another chance to win? hope i win this time :D

cowboyfan7231 says:

Thank you in advance for my iPhone!!!

karmafreq says:

I always enjoy the articles and reviews on the iOS line of products. Your blog provides a good resource of content. Would love to win the iPHONE 5. Thanks again for the opportunity to win a cool product. Ciao!

tmartinac says:

Congrats to Timberwolf and thank you for the second chance contest!

Runell A says:

Wow, a 2nd chance to win?! thanks iMore! *rubs rabbit foot for good luck*

Lcamille says:

I think i could get lucky this time! Thank you for the opportunity

ilove imore says:

Still rocking the 3gs , Let it be me!!! Thanks !

Galabad says:

Wow awesome promotion!!
Keep up the good work iMore :)
Good luck to everyone!

SuperRob64 says:

I have a year left on my contract. Pick Me!

DoingTheJohnWall8 says:

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. Please pick me

dentonw3 says:

Would love that new iPhone 5! (:

Pinoyako13 says:

2nd winner? I'll take it, just pick me. I'll be waiting for that email in my VIP folder.

redvett says:

I missed but maybe ill get the 2nd one

evorc says:

I would love the iphone 5. You guys are the best!

mattrock2003 says:

Congrats to Timberwolf!! Love iMore! It's one of the first place I read in the morning!

Xavior says:

Lets do one more time, i really do hope its me this time.

I am trying to finally try out some new technology!

btitus says:

Baby baby baby please...give me a second chance!

Bunk454 says:

I never win anything. bah.

osensnolf says:

Congratulations Timberwolf - you are the big man on campus today. :-)

I hope you won before you bought yours.

Well, I guess I might as well be next so here I am with my, "Pick Me".


James Enloe says:

Thanks for a second chance!

bayourock says:

Nice for Timberwolf.... How about making this my turn??!?!?!

garciajbj says:

Thanks for the second chance, I missed out on the first one!

ls108 says:

I would love a new iPhone 5 my 3gs is clinging to life support barely.

Navy_Kors says:

Entering the contest again...Hopefully the second time is the charm! :-D upgrade isn't until next year, so this would make me happy if I won! PRETTY PLEASE WITH CHERRIES ON TOP!

Key22 says:

Congrats to you "Timberwolf"....!!! I hope that I'm next. Here I Go Again!!!

TheVish says:

My life depends on it!

In The Back of Beyond says:

If at first you don't succeed...

Garrison_08 says:

Maybe I'll have a better chance this time around!

scarflaire says:

Here's to another giveaway for the 5S ;)

iJuan says:

Me! I want a free iPhone 5 :-)

jeff_matanguihan says:

Very Lucky, Congrats!! Hoping that this time its going to be me.

dhut1832 says:

2nd time's a charm! Praying for a blessing!

uksmf says:

Would love to own one!

bosox2978 says:

2nd chance!!!! sweet pick me please!

Lui says:

**swing #2**
Congrats timberwolf. I knew I should've chose an animal name!

Milton says:

The iPhone 5 is worth a second try. My name is easy to spell.

Fabulous010 says:

First you gave us all the accurate leaks on the iPhone 5! Then you gave away one. Now your giving away a second iPhone 5?!?!?!

Shawnhoefer says:

We are a multi-iPhone family. I have a 4S with a 5 on the way, wife has a 3GS and will be getting my 4S, daughter has a 4. We threw away the Samsung Galaxy S... So, we could always use another...

zach0442 says:

Congrats Timba!!!!!!!!!! Can I win now????????????

CG68 says:

I believe in second chances.

Iphonejose says:

Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rich1017 says:

boo hoo pick me for number two.............

Global Phenom says:

Another Chance! Fingers Crossed!

kmiahali says:

iPhone 5, come hither!!!

taharka says:

Thank you for picking me next time (<-- trying to be positive) :-)

sogniperduti says:

It will be my first iPhone...

Chargersjr37 says:

Congrats dude..hope i win tomorrow.:)

jcjudd01 says:

I'd love to win, love your site. yes I am kissing up. Thanks, Jon

fre12 says:

please i would love to win :) congrats to Timberwolf tho :D

jimdjel17 says:

i need a new iPhone upgrade

JTEPSU02 says:

I would love to win an iPhone 5. Read iMore daily!

ryanrobison13 says:

Thanks for giving us a 2nd chance.

Ablacksparrow says:

I'd like that iPhone 5, please?

It would make my year.

senshidan says:

AWWWWE i never win anything :(......PLEASE I would love to win this!!!...You guys are awesome with ur giveaways!, PLEASE PICK ME!!!! :)

jellysandwich says:

Christmas is just around the corner....sort of. I've been a very good boy, so please Santa iMore leave me a iPhone 5 in my stocking!! ;) Thank you.....LOVE you iMore!

Gremdal says:

Time for a new iPhone I think.....Pick me!

lronken says:

Congrats timberwolf! Now is there anyway you guys could help me get out of this droid early? :)

bobbyp5 says:

Nice one timber. Now hopefully I will get a 2nd chance of winning :)

seebrock says:

How about converting an android user.....pick me

AmitP says:

Thanks for the iPhone 5 Contest.
You guys are doing a great job of reporting apple news and have a great user friendly website.

GSMoOv3 says:

2nd best lets hope and pray

tmimi says:

Sweet! Have been a great fan of iMore on fb but have been putting off registering. This just gave me the incentive! Thanks!

Gusto77 says:

Is it with google maps?

mic.oky says:

iMore chance for iPhone5! Yeah

kalel619 says:

2 chance is a charm...fingers crossed

gimpy_hb says:

So I'm supposed to what where?...

sirfly2fly says:

I still want that iPhone 5!!

ipspman says:

Congrats timberwolf! I
Hope I WIN!! :)

iFranklin says:

pick me pick me the golden apple

fregoso says:

Let's try it again .......

RobertsDP says:

So naming my first born iMore wasnt enough to win the first time around... So now I will name my first son after Rene and then I will let Rene Ritchie name the 2nd born!!! Lets make it happen!!!

Fornate says:

Would be totally thrilled to win! Love the iMore insights!

jfpascua says:

I'm all about second chances!
Thank you iMore!
Congratulations Timberwolf!

Octaviousjr4201 says:

Congrats!!! Enjoy your new device!!!

Vox says:

Come on! I want the first mexican iphone 5 gift :)

iDavey says:

I would love to get that iPhone 5. The last missing piece of my Apple ecosystem. :(

nf_tammy says:

Oh, no! It looks like you misspelled my username. It's not Timberwolf, it's nf_tammy. Yes, it's a common mistake. I get that all the time. I suppose the confusion is that sometimes I go by my other name... (oh, what is my other name, you ask?)... CASH.


Congrats, Timberwolf. =D

cindori says:

Thank you for another chance to win and please pick me!

taylorz_412 says:

I'll go for a second attempt! Pick me !

glitch03 says:

Pick me!! I am obsessed, and I need it. :)

cwieka23pl says:

I need new phone!!! Pick me!!!

nvseshu says:

Congrats Timberwolf. I am waiting for my goodluck.

Rbj69 says:

I would love to have one please!! The sit is booked marked in my phone and am addicted to reading news from this sit??!! Please choose meee!

Good lock eve one

ehphone says:

Round two. I hope this one is the charm. Would love to have it.

Applefanboy2012 says:

Please pick me! I'm so exited for the phone

boodog83 says:

2nd time might be my chance, dropped my 4s today so not looking good

sbuxchris says:

Thanks to my wife's phone getting stolen, and having to upgrade early, I'm six months away from qualifying for an iPhone 5. I'd love one from!

ajspear says:

Really want a new phone!

diegomolineaux says:

Make a dominican happy pick mee!!!!!

cclamp says:

iMore is the greatest site for all my iOS questions!

Togsy says:

Ermehgerd frea eapheune

Stryder21 says:

Awesome! Another chance to win, thanks!

Beefalo says:

Here's hoping #2 gets noticed...