Factory Unlocked Iphone 5

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  1. Bzump macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Do you guys think that the Iphone 5 will be sold unlocked at launch?
     
  2. Mugambo macrumors 6502

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    ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I think it'll be $599 for the base model at a no obligation, retail price and $649 for a factory unlocked option. Just like the prices they're offering for the iPhone 4 right now.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    If I were to guess, then I'd say yes. No one knows for sure yet. When it's released (or maybe even in the keynote, if you're lucky), you'll find out for sure.
     
  6. woodekm macrumors 65816

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  7. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    It has always been available unlocked in most markets outside the US. :p
     
  8. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I think we should all think and wait for Apple to release the iPhone 5 and then think about thinking if it'll be unlocked or not :)
     
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    once all the carriers have it like they do in Canada ... they will be unlocked
     
  10. Tech Elementz macrumors 6502

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    True. U.S. did not have the ability to receive the unlocked phones because not all carriers had the iPhone available, and did not have much GSM carriers. We have 6 carriers offering the iPhone on GSM, so that is a huge difference vs. the 1 GSM carrier in the U.S.
     
  11. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Actually, it's 9.

    Bell
    Fido
    Koodo
    MTS
    Rogers
    SaskTel
    TBayTel
    Telus
    Virgin Mobile
     
  12. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    pretty sure apple _will_ sell this as unlocked in stores. Great source of income for them.
     
  13. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I'd say yes
     

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