Unlocked iphone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by solaris7, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. solaris7 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I am looking to buy the iPhone 5 out of contract, do you guys have any idea how much time apple takes to release these phones without contract? How long did they take for the 4S?
     
  2. JayTruth macrumors newbie

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    The 4S released in October and there were reports of unlocked phones being sold in some Apple stores shortly after like 4 days. However; I think Apple's actual plan was to sell them one month later in November.
     
  3. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Where do you live? Where I live (Ireland) they sell them unlocked the day it's released.
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If you live in the states, buying the AT&T version outright will net you an unlocked phone as soon as you sync with iTunes. I am not sure if this is the case with other GSM carriers.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    NO.

    You need to buy "no contract" version for full price. Contract version is locked.
     
  6. lordofthereef, Jul 17, 2012
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    lordofthereef macrumors G4

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  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    If you do a "device only" purchase from AT&T/Apple, it should not be locked. That's what I did back in October, and my phone was unlocked.
     
  8. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    that's what he was saying with "buying the AT&T version outright".
     

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