Issues with iphone 5 and Lightroom 5.5  preview unavailable for this file

Hi, I've just started to use lightroom but it's been giving me a lot of issues.  I've downloaded all of my iphone 5 photos onto my desktop and I'm trying to import those files into Lightroom 5.5   However every single one of those files says "Preview unavailable for this file".  I've tried searching for answers but couldn't find a solution so easily.  Wondering if anyone can help?

I have images in iPhoto too (pocket camera/phone stuff) and have added some of them to my LR catalog.  In the LR import dialog the iphoto folder location should be:  macintosh HD/users/(your user name)/Pictures/iPhoto Library/originals from there you should see separate subfolders for each year. 
Another test:  go to the iphoto library in the finder and copy(not move) some of the images that aren't behaving to your desktop and then try importing those to LR.
Hopefully your HD isn't corrupted or the files themselves corrupted.  I agree that you should use the format card option and not the delete all images when clearing images from CF or SD card in camera.
Did you see my post about purging your raw cache?  To do that go to the Lightroom drop down menu at the top next to the apple, select preferences (shortcut is command + ,), then go to the file handling tab, at the bottom you will see camera raw cache settings, click the button that says purge cache.
To render standard previews go to the application menu bar along the top, Library/Previews/ then there's the option to render standard previews, render 1:1's or discard 1:1's.  This step only deals with previews in the library module.  The purge raw cache option deals with the raw previews generated in the develop module.
If they were raw files I was going to suggest opening them up in bridge ACR or PS to check file integrity.  Like a second opinion.  You could download a trial version of the software from adobe.
You might also want to check the image's file info as well.  Locate the original raw file in your finder window, select a raw file giving you issues and hit command + i   if the file size is several mb that's good.  if the file is 0 or a few kb then you have a problem.

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