When the next generation Unlocked iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by golf1410, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

    golf1410

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    I wonder in the past, Apple released unlocked iPhone at apple retail store on same date that iPhone was launched or they just have the ones with contracts? Looking for buy unlocked iPhone real soon.
     
  2. Conrad32 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone's direct from apple are unlocked to any network.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    I don't believe that is the case with CDMA phones.
     
  4. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    This is correct. Just GSM networks.

    But I believe the OP's question is do they sell factory unlocked iPhones on launch day. The answer is no. It normally takes a few months before this is done.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    FWIW, buying an AT&T phone off contract launch day should net you the same difference. As soon as you plug into iTunes it will be unlocked for all GSM networks.
     
  6. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    You need to clarify your response. iPhones direct from Apple are NOT necessarily unlocked unless you buy an unlocked model at full price. Apple also "directly" sells AT&T (locked/subsidized) phones as well. Your reply made it seem like ANY iPhone from Apple is unlocked which is definately not the case.
     
  7. amerian007 macrumors newbie

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    unlocked iPhone

    if you want to unlock your iPhone so do make a try if you can not done it before otherwise your phone will be blocked.so try to go apple store and pay some amount and original software purchase.
     
  8. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    The Verizon iPhone 5 is factory unlocked already. Just buy that one.
     

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