iPhone 5 Neverlocked - in Apple Store?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Could anyone please tell me if the nevelocked iPhones went on sale in the Apple Store's?

    THANKS!
     
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    moosquared

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    You mean the factory unlocked iPhone? If you're in the US, then no. You'll have to wait about a month or so. I think there is a thread somewhere that says the same thing about Canada apple store as well.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm I remember reading that last year the neverlocked iPhone 4S was available from the first day in store :confused:
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Not in the USA. It was a good month or so before you could buy a factory unlocked phone.
     
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  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Neverlocked lol.

    Call an Apple store and ask. I doubt they're selling them unlocked yet tho since I haven't heard anything about it.

    You can always buy a locked one without a contract and then buy an IMEI unlock on eBay for <$10. Same thing.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    You can buy them unlocked from day 1 in Canadian Apple store.
     
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    DerekRod

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    Or you can buy the verizon iPhone 5 full price its completely unlocked just no LTE for AT&T
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I bought a full price iPhone 5 at an apple store popped my t-mobile sim and worked. The phone will only be locked if you get the phone subsidized.
     
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    bwhli

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    Neverlocked. Ha! I'm going to start using that term from now on.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Is this like Nevernude?

    Have you tried actually looking for yourself?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would, but I'm in Europe and I have a friend that could buy me one from there.
    So they are sold in apple stores without contract now? Is it the same price like the 4S was? 650$ for the 16GB version?

    We call them neverlocked over here (I didn't invent the term) to differentiate them from the ones which were initially locked to a carrier and then unlocked using software or a sim unlock.

    Thanks!
     
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    aziatiklover

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    4/4S were $699 plus tax! The 5 is now at $649 plus tax. Apple drop $51 from last year!
     
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    FreakinEurekan

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    Nope, 4/4S were $649. All were a $450 premium over contract price.
     
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    aziatiklover

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    And your facts are? I know 4/4S cost $649 plus tax because I bought them both at retail on lunch day when I was working at Apple! I still have the receipt too! :rolleyes:
     
  16. macrumors member

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    how did u get it?

    How did you get the iphone? You get the full price from ATT/VERIZON?
    I'll be visiting the US soon and I want to buy the iphone 5 as soon as I arrived.
    Thanks!


     
  17. macrumors regular

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    I lined up at an apple store last Friday for about 2hours and bought the AT&T version at full price

     
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

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    my friend checked at an apple store and they aren't selling them without a contract yet...
    they are selling them at bestbuy though - but for $699 + taxes
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately not true. Only on apple.ca.
     
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    BFizzzle

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    i think i just blue myself
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Erm, nope? I know people who have bought unlocked iPhone 5's from the local Apple store (Newmarket).
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Really I have been to Sherway Gardens, Square one, and the Eatons Center stores all of which directed me to apple.ca and told me not to hold my breathe.

    lucky you. :eek:
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Hrm. Asked for a Device Only purchase?
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    yup. I tend to travel internationally for an extended periods of time, so i cant do contracts.

    mind you I received my iPhone5 yesterday with only a 20 day wait, which was still shorter then the 3-4 weeks quoted. So i really can not complain.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Ahhh. Weird, I know a few people who have picked them up asking device only. Maybe out of stock?
     

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