Amid all the excitement about the iPhone 5, its dodgy maps and its remarkable sales, spare a thought for the unlucky ones.

No, not the people who queued up all night only for the Apple Store to sell out before they got to the head of the queue. We mean the miserable soul who had his phone delivered, only for this to happen:

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This sad (but wonderful) picture was posted to Reddit by someone who claims their friend's wife's iPhone 5 was chewed up by the family dog before she got hold of it.

We know - it sounds dodgy. And It's impossible for us to verify - but if true, it's probably the cutest unboxing picture we've ever seen.

(Hat-tip to Reddit)