I’m an Apple guy and a Verizon customer myself. Nice to know someone internal to Verizon holds me in such low regard.
You know, posting that thing might just cause your buddy some problems, EXIF data and all that. Might not have been the smartest thing to do.
BTW, real stuff like this is leaked all the time. If you know the right blogs, you can get advanced information on any techs, including Apple.