So Apple will not sell the iPhone for full retail at launch?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    Is this true everybody says they won't sell it for full price? Why not? :confused:
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry I can't tell you. It's a secret that everybody knows but you. ;)
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They usually don't sell the officially unlocked version until months later but its all assumptions for now.
    We won't know for sure till its announced.
     
  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    They will sell it at full retail in the store, just not online. Currently, the T-Mobile model is the only carrier model that is sold at full retail on Apples website. The T-Mobile model on Apples website is unlocked and will work on any GSM carrier if that's what you need.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    Hmm bought several 5s on launch at full retail online last year.
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I'm sure it will be in the UK. Got my last 2 phones on launch day. iPhone 4 in store and iPhone 5 online.
    Both unlocked on day one.
     
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    They wouldn't let my friend purchase a 5s at full retail price at the AT&T store when we were the first ones in line after waiting all night. I let him use one of my upgrades since I felt bad.
     
  9. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    The only full retail iPhone 5S sold online last last year here in the US was the T-Mobile model.

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    Not available at full retail online. Apple will allow full retail purchases in their stores.
     
  10. 617aircav Suspended

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    Does that not count as being sold at full retail?
     
  11. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it does. Your post that I quoted did not say you purchased the T-Mobile model. ;)
     
  12. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Looks like I'm makin a trip then
     
  13. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I did that last year, butt there were too many people in line ahead of me that got the Verizon model. This year I plan on getting the T-Mobile 6, since I only need it to work with them and AT&T anyway. Hope you make out well at the Apple store and get the model you want. Hopefully there will be more available in stores this year.
     
  14. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I went to a off-the-beaten-path VZW corporate store on launch day to buy an iPhone 5 outright after two Apple Stores wouldn't sell me one. For the 5S, two of my friends used the same store to buy a gold 5S. In and out in under 10 minutes. The rep was a bit disappointed that I didn't sign a new contract, tho' (I didn't care). I'm in Portland, between downtown and Vancouver - I went to the store in West Linn, if you want an idea of "off the beaten path".
     
  15. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Not online.....the only unlocked (full retail) that is available at launch is the T-mo one. It should work with whatever chip, just take the t-mo one out and put another one in.

    You can go to a physical store and get one on launch day, camp out the day before, remember your blanket!!

    The SIM-free option doesn't come till like a month later.
     
  16. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    I want it for use with AT&T. I don't want to to hurt resale value though if I ever do I sell it. If I were to get the GSM model it'd only be able to be hooked up on certain carriers?

    That sucks was thinking of going to AT&T instead. I'll have to call beforehand with my luck though they'll be sold out by then.

    As I was saying I don't want to be limited if I flip my phone later down the line so this is probably a bad idea then? If Apple sells it "unlocked" at a store in person it'd be able to work on ANY carrier right?
     
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  18. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    The only iPhone model that will work on any carrier is the Verizon model. The unlocked AT&T and T-Mobile iPhones only work on GSM networks. Same thing with the non carrier unlocked iPhone that Apple is currently selling.
     
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    It won't work on Sprint
     
  20. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    I didn't get any of this thanks for clarifying, so basically what I'd buy unlocked from AT&T would be the same as the T-mobile version apple will sell on launch? I could buy the T-mobile version unlocked then just simply take it to AT&T and add it to my mobile share value plan?
     
  21. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    I always buy the att one full price on launch and it's unlocked.
     
  22. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Does it work on AT&T's LTE network? I thought it was a different band than T-Mobile's?
     
  23. MacKai macrumors regular

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    No one but Apple at this point knows if they will sale an SIM card free unlocked version at launch. If not buy the unlocked t-mobile one and put an att SIM card in it. Problem solved.
     
  24. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    Stop spread rumors. Every year this same discussion happens. Walk into the store and buy it outright. I do it every year.
     
  25. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    My guess is that they will have to offer unlocked, because in the past year alone, there has been more attention and marketing towards non-contract plans.
     

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