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

    Feb 2, 2011
    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


    Jun 21, 2011
    If you specifically bought it unlocked from Apple it is unlocked for life.
  3. funy macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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
  4. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK

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