Don't be an idiot. It always starts out as a Russian or Chinese "blurry pic" because those are the two places where people can get their hands on the latest tech but also places where the law doesn't reach. It's been that way for a while.
There are people in North America right now with demo models of the new iPhone, they are just trustworthy, law-abiding types who are within reach of the Apple legal department. If Apple could stop the guys in the Chinese factories ripping off their stuff they would. If Apple could stop the Russian mob from stealing everything before it even comes to market they would.
I agree (with the latter) but money talks. And it isn't limited to China and/or Russia, but North America too. Remember that story... the guy who said to got his new unreleased Mac mini in the metro? Where did that came from? Guess what?
Also: I have been to Ibiza for the past few years with my family, wife and kids, and every summer there was some sort of developers meeting. Guys dressed with black Komodo shirts and Apple notebooks. Taking all the best places... and thus someone is paying for it, and is sure wasn't ActiveState.
I mean we might get our hands dirty with the new iPhones soon, but the next batch of hardware is already lining up! Thanks to OLED displays. And it won't stop with new hardware. We all know that already! Right?