Unlocked iPhone 5 now available in the US store

By: Marawan Alwaraki, November 30, 2012

The unlocked iPhone 5 has now finally made its way into the US store. It is available in prices that have been expected (and also leaked). The iPhone is available in for the following prices:

-$649 for a 16 GB iPhone
-$749 for a 32 GB iPhone
-$849 for a 64 GB iPhone

The prices are lower than in any other Apple Online Store in any other country. Canada is the closest to the US' price but this is the cheapest.

The unlocked iPhone 5 will only work on CDMA based carriers and not GSMA so in the US it will not work on Verizon or Sprint. Below is the full note from Apple's website:


The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States. The unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.
If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. 
It does not come with a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5, so you’ll need to get one from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert the card into the slot on your iPhone and turn it on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.
Is this what you were waiting for?

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