iPhone 5S Off-Contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rml4uk, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. rml4uk macrumors member

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong - Apple/AT&T will not let customers buy new models off-contract for months after launch, right? If I remember correctly it wasn't until November or December that you could get an iPhone 5 off-contract.

    The reason I ask is I'm not eligible for an upgrade because I upgraded to a GS4 back in May to give Android the ole college try but I've since come to my senses and am switching back to an iPhone. If I can get a 5S off-contract on day one I will (space gray, even though I'd MUCH rather it still be slate gray). If it's going to be months before I can get one off contract, I'd rather go ahead and get a new 32gb black iPhone 5 at the new reduced price.

    Has anyone heard anything about that this time around?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Correct. That has been the precedent for the last few years.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Apple is currently taking preorders for unlocked/SIM-free full price 5c phones for delivery on 9/20.

    It's possible they may not do this for the 5s, but by doing it for the 5c perhaps they'll also allow it for the 5s.
     
  4. rml4uk thread starter macrumors member

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