iPhone 5 is now available to purchase unlocked in the US

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoeNZ, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Thread title says it all :)
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Funny that the Apple site will "technically" only sell the unlocked AT&T version, although the unlocked Verizon version is also available at full price. Apple conveniently doesn't mention that.
     
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    Good news.
    So the model sold as unlocked in the US by Apple is the AT&T version and will work with AT&T's LTE right?
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    yes
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bad news for me! Was hoping to purchase the CDMA model. Bit more internationally LTE friendly.

    But good news for T-mobile users.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Thank you.


    Hope you can still buy the Verizon iphone 5 somehow.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    You still have that option. It will always remain unlocked.
     
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    You can always walk in and buy a verizon iphone 5 at full price!
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    The subsidized phone is unlocked as well.
     
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  11. macrumors 6502

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    The reservation and store pick up is still between 10.00 PM and 4.00 AM.

    That said tmonews reported T-mobile will announce iPhone 5 next week. So there may be subsidy for those going on contract or monthly payment for phone through T-mobile.

    I plan to buy one as soon as my local store has this in stock.
     
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    serkan

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    Finally :) I believe we talked couple of days age on a thread with Applejuiced that it will be avaible in couple of days or in one week tops :) I will order in couple of days.I m so happy :D I believe in a week or two the supply will also be relaxed and come to shipping in 3-5 Business days :)
     
  13. macrumors member

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    My wait is finally over. Now I don't have to get it unlocked from ebay or buy on contract, terminate the contract then pay the etf. No crazy stuffs like that. I can buy unlocked i5 straight from the store now. Yippee!!!!!!! :)
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    I just checked and the unlocked iPhone can be selected to pick up in store even during the day. It's shown in stock in all Apple stores in NYC too. Comes out to $706.60 after taxes in NYC for the 16gb version.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I was told by one of the specialist at apple that fully unlocked ones that are being sold right now are different from the device only versions. Apparently after two years, it will be locked back again to the carrier because their database still has their imei....

    Can anybody else confirm this as well?
     

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