iPhone 5, will it be available factory unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ann P, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    I have a birthday gift card that I would like to spend on an iPhone. I frequently travel outside of the states so having an unlocked phone is a must. My question is will Apple sell the iPhone 5 unlocked (like they are doing with the 4 now) and will it be the same price-range? Thank you for any input.
  2. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    There's a ton of discussion on this around the forums. Can we just make a new thr-...

  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Seriously, what are with your posts? I guess your signature has been correct lately, for the most part.
    Yeah, Apple definitely won't remove the unlocked iPhone from sales in the US. Apple's prices are very static, so I'd expect it to be the same exact price as it is now, if not lower.
  4. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
    There are no sources to confirm or deny any of this. But if we could learn from experience, all would point towards a factory unlocked iPhone 5 being available in the Apple Stores. Throughout the entire lifetime of the iPhone prices have also been static so I doubt you'd see any price change with the introduction of the 5th gen smartphone.

    I also wouldn't count on getting one any time soon, queues will be immense in these stores and they will run out of stock very early and very frequently.
  5. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2010
    Since we can already buy unlocked iPhone 4, i'm pretty sure Apple will offer this option for iPhone 5

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