Unlocked iPhone 5 release date

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by utwarreng, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. utwarreng macrumors 6502

    utwarreng

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    Since I'm still in contract with AT&T and don't particularly care to extend my contract, I plan to buy an unlocked iPhone 5. I remember with the 4S that the unlocked one was released a few weeks after the carrier-locked version, but haven't seen anything yet regarding the unlocked version of the iPhone 5. Any information on this?
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

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  3. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    yes i wanna know this too... last time it was around a month after they released the locked one's ... by the way buying AT&T at full price would most likely be unlocked just like last time!
     
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    With the 4S, it was 1 month. October 19 is 4 weeks after the 5's launch so probably somewhere around there.
     
  5. = bluntman =, Sep 12, 2012
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    = bluntman = macrumors regular

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    I was looking for that information too, but thankfully buying it through the Canadian Apple Store will give you an unlocked phone.

    From the FAQ on the Canadian Apple Store:

     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Question is, does the iPhone 5 use the microsim?
     
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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  8. loopingkuma macrumors newbie

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    But iPhone 5 in Canada is $699, possibly $50 more expensive than US.

    Canada 4S - 599 , US 4S - 549. $50 cheaper for 4S. Hopefully it is the case for 5 as well.


    btw, unlocked 4S came out 6 weeks after, slightly longer than a month. It came out end of November.
     

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