Here's the story. Completely water damaged a 5s on my plan, so we went and upgraded to a 6. I would like to go to the apple store and do an out of warranty replacement for $269 and let a friend use it, however how do I go about having this phone unlocked? Att will unlock it since there are no contractual obligations left on the 5s, but since it's water damaged I can't plug into itunes to finish the unlocking process. I was curious that if I at least submit the unlock request, apple will be notified and know to in turn hand me an unlocked 5s replacement. In the end, when I get a phone from Apple I want to receive an unlocked phone or still be able to unlock it, but it will have a different imei that att probably won't be able to research and see that it is eligible to unlock.. Tried searching and couldn't find answers, so thanks in advance for any help!