Yes, but don't they cost $649??
Ok, so I was not eligible for an upgrade through AT&T so I sucked it up and paid the full price of $550 (or whatever it was) for the 32GB model. So my model should be unlocked? Is there any way to tell or confirm this?Yes, off contract/device only iPhone 5s are unlocked.
If you paid $550 for a 32GB, that sounds like the early upgrade price ($250 + $299). The full price for a 32GB model is $749. I could be wrong, but I don't think yours would be unlocked. Also, I believe the phone would have to purchased as a "device only" directly from the Apple store.Ok, so I was not eligible for an upgrade through AT&T so I sucked it up and paid the full price of $550 (or whatever it was) for the 32GB model. So my model should be unlocked? Is there any way to tell or confirm this?
That's interesting to hear. Last year the AT&T phones were sold locked, even at the full price. Perhaps it's because, per their own policies, they will unlock a full-priced device. Maybe they just decided to avoid the hassle of locking and getting requests from people to unlock.A friend of mine just wrote and said he picked one up from a corporate at&t store and was shocked to find out it is SIM unlocked.
Can anyone confirm this?
You can't reserve a device-only phone. However, the website still says that limited stock may be available on a first-come first-served basis. I'd guess that the NYC stores would sell phones to walk-ins if they are available.Now with the reservation system, an apple store won't sell you one without a reservation even if they have plenty of stock?