Can iPhone 5 be factory unlocked from ebay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GadgetGeek407, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    Since ALL the iphones are able to factory unlocked from ebay considering they are IMEI sent to apple, i don't see why the 5 cannot be at launch as well right? cause before it was a matter of getting the ability to do it and now its there. The reason I ask, next month I am going out of the country so it would essential
  2. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Once factory unlocked phones are sold by Apple, then I suppose they might be available on eBay. But wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy from Apple? I wouldn't pay full price just to resell it on eBay for less.

    If I bought a contract phone from a carrier, then resold it right away, it would still be carrier locked.
  3. smakerz macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    i think all iphones can be factory unlocked, after you factory unlock your iphone you can use pretty much any carrier worldwide. i had the att iphone i bought from the apple store in palo alto and factory unlocked it

    this was helpful to me maybe you too.
  4. lostboyz macrumors member


    Aug 9, 2010
    scammers alert!:(
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I don't see why not.
    We will know for sure soon.

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