Is an Apple Store bought iPhone 5 Unlocked for life?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by aircanman, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. aircanman macrumors 6502

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    I bought the iPhone 5 from Apple direct when they were released, put my O2 sim card in it. Anyway, I fancied a white one so have just bought it, I will be selling my old iPhone 5, can I sell it as unlocked? Or will it be locked to the O2 network now as it was the first sim I put in it?
     
  2. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    If you specifically bought it unlocked from Apple it is unlocked for life.
     
  3. funy macrumors member

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    I would recommend testing it if you can or google for one of the many imei check websites which have access to the database which lists of a handset is unlocked or not. I would recommend checking as I was told certainly that handsets via Carphone warehouse and some from apple would lock themselves to the first SIM cards they were activated with
     
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