Will the 5S be available unlocked at launch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Muscle Master, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys... so whats the rumored launch month for the 5S.. Sept. or Oct.?

    and will I be able to snag one unlocked at launch
     
  2. iDominic macrumors member

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    I keep hearing August - September. So probably September. And yes, I'd imagine you'd be able to get one unlocked at the launch.
     
  3. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't be so sure. I don't remember when it was available for the 5, but I know for sure that it wasn't available for approx a month after 4s release.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I can't remember an iPhone launch where unlocked ones were immediately available.
     
  5. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure about one month? I seem to recall it being a few months after the release before I got my unlocked 4S from Apple.


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  6. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    In the past the unlocked version always came a bit after the launch. I would expect the same thing to happen here.
     
  7. asdfierie macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking they'll have to make them available at launch for T-Mobile customers that want to buy it directly from Apple. I don't see why they'd sell them a locked phone when they're paying full price.
     
  8. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    The 4s was released October 14 and I thought the unlocked was released mid-November, but it may have been later.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  10. PLin macrumors 6502

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    For the 4S and 5, Apple waited a month or so before selling the official unlocked versions in the US, but if you purchase one at full price even on launch day, it will come unlocked anyway. I did this for both the 4S and the 5.
     

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