Will out of contract at&t iphone 5 = unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kramerica2, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. kramerica2 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    If you guys remember, last year, Apple didn't officially sell the unlocked iPhone 4S for about a month. However, if you went into an Apple store, and purchased an out of contract AT&T iPhone at full price (it even came with a sim card), it was actually unlocked. There is a huge thread about it in this forum, and I know that for sure, since my iPhone 4S was bought that way, and even though the salesman said it's not unlocked, it was and still is factory unlocked.

    Bottom line: Does anybody somehow someway, has any clue if this will happen again with the iPhone 5?
  2. bdzer macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2011
    I'd like to know this too, but, all we can do is wait until it's released and see if anyone can confirm.
  3. PeterTran macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2012
    The iphone 5 will be unlocked if you buy it OFF-CONTRACT from ATT at the apple store.All you have to do is buy it full price, go home, restore it on itunes, and a message saying" congrats, your iphone has been unlocked" will pop up.You can also just buy an iphone 5 from verizon off contract and it will be unlocked to GSM also, no need to restore.

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