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Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 now listed for sale on Apple's U.S. website

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Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 now listed for sale on Apple's U.S. website
The Apple iPhone 5 is now available unlocked in the U.S.

The Apple iPhone 5 is now available unlocked in the U.S.

If you live in the U.S. and have been waiting for Apple to start selling unlocked units of the Apple iPhone 5, you have to wait no longer. Apple's own website now shows the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions of the unlocked iPhone 5 priced at $649, $749 and $849 respectively. All three models will ship in one week. Keep in mind that the phone will only work on supported GSM networks, like AT&T in the U.S.

Apple says that if you don't want to wear the handcuffs associated with a two-year service contract, or you want to use a local carrier when out of the country, that you get the appropriate SIM card (nano for iPhone 5) and install it on the unlocked variant of the phone. The SIM card does not come with the unit.

Apple is limiting these online orders to two per person. If the thought of being tied up with a two-year contract makes you sweat and you plan on using one of the supported GSM networks, you can order an unlocked version of the Apple iPhone 5 by clicking on the sourcelink.

"If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. It does not come with a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5, so you’ll need to get one from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert the card into the slot on your iPhone and turn it on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone."-Apple

source: Apple via AppleInsider

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 23:53 4

1. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


$649??????????????????? Shut up and lower the price.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 23:58 5

2. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The Nexus 4 isn't looking so bad even if you have to wait, eh?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 00:45 1

7. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Nexus 4 looks great. Even greater when it comes to price. I think it's the most beautiful phone among Nexus line.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 00:07 2

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Stupupandtakemymoney :)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 00:07

4. ranman2305 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


What model is though A1428 or A1429? I got an unlocked iPhone at the apple store but it came with an At&T sim.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 00:22 6

5. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


who cares. i bought iphone 5 32 gb white from Canada unlocked and after two hours i sold it on ebay so boring same old s**t. after i tired android i aint going back even if apple gives me free phone. android is the best phone for me love that i aint in jail with it like apple phones.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 05:43 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 11086; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U were kinda...well u know, for even buying it then lol. Only two hours? U shoulda just watched the keynote the iPhone part was only an hr lmao.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 00:40 1

6. amiaq (Posts: 450; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


for a phone that only does "apps lokcer" , no thanks

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 01:03 3

8. mydi.maus (unregistered)


APPLE here i come,..; )

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 02:35

9. mydi.maus (unregistered)


still waiting nexus 4? apple is closer,..yaay!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 07:21

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


2 per person ... ? They should have made it 3 (or even1 to show that it's in higher demand than others) else it looks like copying from someone else who put such a restriction recently :D :D

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 09:04 1

12. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I don't find the phone is worth the price.

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