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, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter,, Google+.

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There are 8270 comments. Add yours.

PaulMickC says:

if at first you don't succeed....

volcom.airsoft says:

My name also happens to be Timberwolf, where can I claim? Jk, but I would love to win one!

iRayan says:

Lets see if im Lucky the 2nd time around !!!

blondyblondy says:

Shipoopi, Shipoopi, Shipoopi, (The girl who's hard to get)
Shipoopi, Shipoopi, Shipoopi, (But you can win her yet)

neisenbarth says:

Please take my droid 2 and turn it into robot food.

MayhemMaybe says:

and my comment added to the list,
if I win, lets hope no one is pissed
the iPhone 5 will not be missed
To iCloud with my iPad it will enlist!

AmeliaHeff says:

You should totally pick me!

Michellek says:

Please pick me! Imprecisely has the best iPhone coverage! Favorite website for iPhone!

TurboTiger says:

Please throw my hat into the ring again.

Good Luck to everyone.

souvec says:

Putting my name in the hat! Hope to win like everyone else. Would love to upgrade my wifes phone!

iBlackdude says:

Thank You for picking me. I really need this new iPhone 5.
Blessings !!!

Gnargusto says:

My 4 is pretty long in the tooth now. A free 5 would be mega awesome especially considering I can't really afford the upgrade anyway.

zuned says:

This is the only way ill get one, choose me.

Jeffrey Camiling says:

idream, iphone, imore, i want!

q3trung says:

Hello from Vietnam. Currently, I owned one iPhone 4S so iPhone 5 is my next phone. Hope it's come to me soon :D

xlihcx says:

Please consider me for this phone I'm having a son and I will not be able to afford this phone. I would love to have this. Please :) thank you for having this contest

lakerzfan80 says:

I am unemployed and couldn't afford it so this would be a blessing from life

Boaz0124 says:

Love the second chance!

firehouse22 says:

Nobody puts baby in the corner

trellzxassassin says:

Thank you for another opportunity!!!! I really need one of these. lol

xhen87 says:

Hey, I just signed up,
And this is crazy,
But here's my comment,
So pick me maybe?

joshwilks25 says:

Imore please.let me have this iPhone because this is the only way that I can get I tried already with the first raffle but had no luck. Plus I never had an iPhone so please let me have it.

LyndaP says:

Oh, pretty please let it be me.....

Linkzo says:

This is my one entry to the contest (crossing fingers)

PurpleBerryB says:

MisterDelFuego wants an iPhone 5!!

drieetha says:

I would love to win. PS Keep up the great work guys!

TK2010 says:

Awsome 2nd chance. Bring it!

redzvel says:

Thank you for the second chance. As everyone in this forum, I hope this second iPhone will be mine. I can imagine how it would be like to feel the iPhone 5 in your hand. Everywhere it says that it feels lighter but strong. Anyway, I want to have another kind of feeling, and that is happiness. Because that's something unique in Apple, they make their customers happy. Thanks iMore!

pencari says:

hope i can win this one

ckalli says:

#1772 hope I win this time around

reyrey127 says:

PLEASE pick me...

I love canadians... go maple leafs!!

detoj says:

keep up the good work imore. love the posts

Miyagido says:

Hold the door hold the door : )


Oh my iPhone 5 ~~ Dreams come true

raids6996 says:

Sweet! I love second chance...i love imore too! iPhone 5 FTW!!!

JT3D says:

One more time...FOR ME! Puhhhhlllleeeaaaasssseeee!!!

brownat89 says:

It would certainly make for an awesome (early) birthday present!

smthkat789 says:

Great giveaway, Thanks imore!

_DeniseNicole says:

Congrats. Hopefully I can win this one :)

Conmans16 says:

Congratulations Timberwolf. Now it's my turn to win.

tas430 says:

This would be awesome!

dacmcbibs says:

Lost - Iphone 5... if found please return to me at.... ;)

suibiow says:

This time, It's MINE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sparro says:

Send one over my way...

ASherif says:

It will be a nice gift. And congratulation to the winners.

MrAlakija says:

2nd time's the charm... #iPhone5

4ndzt says:

Oh, I didn't get the iPhone 5, but not this time... not this time...

luiggi68 says:

I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christopher Minafo says:

second times a charm! I really would love to be chosen as the lucky guy :)

yotoe says:

Ok, so I still have never won anything in my life lol. Maybe this time? Hopefully.

jakeless.123 says:

Hooray for second chances!!! Count me in! You guys rock!!! Good thing apple only comes out with one phone a year. Could you imagine Android Central trying to give a new phone away?

walkingsad says:

the count down starts... 4..3..2..1... Earth below us

hawkfan08 says:

Me please...just got engaged and can't afford new iPhone

ajsarvabui says:

Most of the users posting have the 4 or 4s. I still using the 3GS. I could use it the most.

captainmorgan says:

A second chance?! Awesome! I'll give it another shot. Congrats to Timberwolf!

NinjamusPrime says:

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please pick me!!!!!!!!!

theitfactor says:

I'd love one! Especially in black!

blackknight1205 says:

pls im new and so fair i love this site but i will kiss u if i win

kart38 says:

I'd still like to replace my Droid Charge with an iPhone 5!

wilcoxgr says:

Can't lose twice, can I?

wrkdvr1 says:

Thanks so much for the second chance, keeping my fingers crossed!

SpasticPat says:

Me please, love you iMore!

aera says:

Congrats to the winner! Here's to better luck this go round.

chicagomatt says:

Maybe the second time's a charm? Sure hope so. Keep up the great work, iMore!

iChrisFish says:

A newbie on here, and so far am loving everything! Def. bookmarking this; on both my computer and iPod. iPhone 5 me; please. (:

digitsolutions says:

Wish my username were Timberwolf....but a second chance, cool. Maybe I'll have better luck the second time around.

smaloney44 says:

This is the most exciting iPhone yet

Dustoff-00 says:

There can be only ONE,,,,or is it TWO? I whatever, I need an upgrade.

Bill Savage says:

You guys really are awesome, glad Rene is getting his time in the spotlight, he deserves it.

monasparx says:

Yay for a second chance! Me me me! :)

silverboy31 says:

Sweet ! You guys are the best !

dougdog says:

oh darn bad luck is following me... please imore change my destiny with a brand new phone

Cornishgal01 says:

if at first you don't succeed.... :)

simmomi says:

Let's try this again. Why yes, I'd love a FREE iPhone 5!

davibot says:

If iWin, I visit iMore ;)

awesome_man_nurse says:

All the homies on cell block D really want me to have this phone

Bigchris says:

Well, I'm going to try again and see if I can win it. I'd like a black one, it looks rather nice..

ajad1207 says:

pick me please! i'd love to win! :)

jonpferreira says:

Please! I want some LTE iPhone!

rjguzman says:

Pick me! Escogeme a mi! Choisis-moi! Escogeme un mi! Wähle mich ein mi! I'd continue in more languages.....but you get the point! Pick me!

bonjour418 says:

Please pick me this time around! I cannot upgrade tomorrow :(.

chaospear says:

I would love a new iphone 5

MelaBee says:

I have a 3GS. How did this happen, you ask? I had to choose. My budget wouldn't allow a faster phone & an iPad. Please save me from my 3 yr old technology! Promise to love it & fill it with good apps!

robert.rozalen says:

good luck with love, bad luck with games...

reelon says:

The second chance, let it be me.

XInateIX says:

I would absolutely love an iPhone 5!!

JoyfulHeart35 says:

How awesome!!.......Please send one my way

Drewbert12 says:

Second time is the charm for me

Antrikshy says:

I am a new college student. Consider this the college move-in good luck gift.

O_oMack says:

God is amazing ! Yes this phone is too ! Thank you Steve Jobs for the first iPhone & for this one though your not here , you are a legend ! Pray that iWin !

bp240 says:

Not holding my breath, but...

mattlebron says:

I would love a new iPhone 5. I would love it even more if it were free :).

GottiMafia says:

2nd chance. Sounds awesome

antonio_jimenez says:

please please imore give it to mee i need an iphone, it's just the best phone ever!. i beg you pleaseeee. i will love you forever!

larmarine03 says:

lets hope the second chance works for me!

Bawls11 says:

pick me pick me pick me!!!!!

Patkennedyjr says:

I love second chances! Pick me!

jerrodparson1 says:

I would love to win the iphone 5. i still have a flip phone. an upgrade would be great.

jedelaney01 says:

I plan on buying one tomorrow if they don't runout first. But if I win, I'm sure I'll figure out what to do with it or who to give it to.

samyappleid says:

I will be so happy if I win that

encizor says:

And iPhone 5 would make me love iMore even More!

bebass says:

Oh please - this time I would love to be the winner!!
Thank you

theprestige says:

Pick me! I want an iphone. :)

JayRoach85 says:

Lucky guy! I'll just keep hoping I'll be the next lucky guy.

xtremeled says:

This will be my upgrade.

AppleGirlWhit says:

Please pick me!! I have to replace someone's iPhone that I broke, and what a better replacement than the iPhone 5!! Apple is the best company ever and iMore is awesome for supplying a lucky person the opportunity to get an Apple product. Please, please, please pick me, AppleGirlWhit!!

dolo says:

Congrats Timberwolf. Here we go again...

jasonneman says:

Love the iPhone 5 coverage. Amazing work!!!

chris_akin says:

Pleaseeee get me out of this iPhone 4 8GB hell!!!!

Giraffe_18 says:

people are weird and all want to be picked truth is there are currently (as I am typing is at 1849) people all trying to win, is a 0.00000000293% chance. Such low odds but people have faith in a contest they won't win. It says worldwide but an American will win, funny huh.

dj525 says:

Once (i)More with feeling: pick me, please!

mhackstarr016 says:

if i win this iphone it will generally change my daily life but also i will thank to iMore for giving me a easier to know what iMore have to offer to me and if im not gonna win this awesome price i will still gonna continue to support iMore and will be a good sport for the next winner.

CibeNJ says:

Pick me for the second chance!

joe_kapla says:

Oh Jebus, let me win this phone?

supersonicgt says:

I would like one please :)

mballs4life says:

I still I hope I win! Please!!!!!!

trevorcpa says:

A second chance? Thanks so much! Fingers crossed this time.

iphonelover330 says:

Lol I'll try again and congrats to Timberwolf

chiripio says:

Nice hope to win this time

lazaruz says:

Really would like to win this one

anikek says:

oh, oh, pick me! Pick me! Please!

glypowy says:

Thanks for doing this giveaway. It would make my YEAR to win an iPhone 5.

flyingember says:

mine's ordered, need one for my wife

Tony5272 says:

Trying again to win that new iPhone 5, I hope I win.

apd75 says:

would love one more row of icons ;)

chrisw1068 says:

Ok let's try this again. I would love to win this beautiful phone!!!

dev2nsu says:

I would love the 5!!!!!!! Good luck!

Dalem689 says:

Help me keep unlimited data!!

bmerkin says:

It would be fabulous to have the iPhone 5! I'm all in!

u2jav says:

if i win the iPhone5 I will have a son and give it to him (after using it off course) when the time comes!

M_Stephens says:

i won't complain about the new maps if i'm given this phone free!!

czechoslovakian7 says:

I'd love to win, I can't afford a new iPhone :(

steve.truong says:

I can't wait for an official review of the iPhone 5 on iMore. AHHHHHHH! If I had the cash to go from Android to iOS, I'd switch in a heartbeat! I've been fangirling about this device since the 4s came out. LOL.

D V says:

iWant iPhone 5. uGive it to me. :)

lcargile says:


jrhall says:

I was so sure I was going to win, thrilled I have another chance! ::grin::

Moose1331 says:

Thx iMore for this shot at the champ :)

MithSeka says:

Hopefully second time's the charm. Thanks iMore.

heelsbigc says:

mmmmm . . . free iphone.

Bundles_of_Joy says:

Hello my name is Bundles, I would like to win the iPhone 5 because I have NEVER had a smartphone, let alone an iPhone... Please pick me. Oh, and congrats Timberwolf

maxrogr says:

Enter me again, and congrats to the wolfman :)

redrocks32 says:

2nd chance yes please!! Let iPhone 5 day be my day as well!

Lexus Luthor says:

You guys Rock like Rock & Roll. Send me my free iPhone 5 please.

ganezh2503 says:

I would like to win the new iPhone.

purwater says:

I'd love to win the iPhone 5. It would make a great gift for my wife.

lakkers91 says:

Thanks for the second chance. You guys are so awesome.


ho ho ho, yo yo yo, i want the new iphone, fo sho.

trickedoutdavid says:

^^^^^Say hello to your next winnner

scientist88 says:

man, you guys really love us!

KJowers says:

Please oh please pick me this time............Thx for another opp to win! and Congrats to Timberwolf!

Martog says:

Would love to upgrade my Verzion iPhone 4 up to the 5!

jpanic2 says:

ive been a LONG BB fan for 10Y and I've done nothing but sell lemonade for 5Cents to raise funds for it... It would be my wish to be able to replace my Blackberry for the glorious iPhone5. I would first take pictures of it unwrapped, then schedule the family to come over to the house to tell them I have "BIG NEWS" and there we will dim the lights and have chanting music in the background as I slowly walk in to the room as a spotlight shines ONLY on the iPhone 5 as I hold it up above my head and the house lights goes pitch dark and the center of focus is the iPhone5 as I sing "Oh Fortunata", refer to youtube link for song ""
Then the unraveling and then slowly walk down the hallway towards the family room as I have everyone follow behind me. I place the iPHone on the pedastal I have created for it, then I unveil it, by opening it! Then As the music climaxes I place my Nano-SIM and activate it... Place a call by the end of the song to complete the event for the night...

Mastaslayer says:

would love to win an iphone 5 :D

martindy says:

I'm an iphone fan... but dont have money to buy one... I want this...

datajosh says:

Been using Android for years but getting more and more interested in the iPhone

lmerani says:

I want it!!! Pick me please! Thank you

Daryl178 says:

this would make my year getting a free iphone 5 :-)

SmartFah says:

Hey iMore!
Y U No pick me??!!

tyler_zyco says:

I would love a chance to win! Thanks iMore :)

Mr.A5 says:

For a customer on T-Mobile with an iPhone 4 passion to pay for it unlocked, iMore i know i need a chance to win this prize if i have no option to buy it with my carrier! As i am also a BIG iMore Fan! I NEED IT PLEEASE!!

mexico2010 says:

Really glad there is a second chance to win -- I really want this!

RomBot says:

An Apple a day keeps the BlackBerry away.
I'm in dire need of an Apple.

andron says:

I would love the phone. I would donate it to the Sheriff Investigator I work with for crime scene use. We would also be happy to write a follow-up on how we use iPhones in law enforcement.

jbucy says:

My turn this time, please?!

svjones says:

No to the first try, lets try #2!

mickeycj says:

Pick me! I'm new to iPhone and I love it!

CanesStill1 says:

I would love a chance to win this iPhone. Please consider me in your contest. Thank you iMore.

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TUFF Stough says:

Congrats to Timberwolf. Glad there's 2nd chance... :)

One down, millions to go.

Chex313 says:

Good Luck Everyone!! Try,Try again. Come on Renee' I'm your biggest Fan!!

ivansar3 says: