Unlocked iPhone 5 Will Not Be Sold in the U.S at Launch

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tipster - January 20, 2013 at 12:28am
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David - September 26, 2012 at 12:16pm
who cares i already got my iphone unlocked at unlockiphones.info
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Arnold88 - February 26, 2014 at 10:09am
The other one great service is http://www.att-iphone-unlock.com/. I have unlocked my iphone 5s att there with no problem)
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Arnold88 - February 26, 2014 at 10:11am
link - Official Factory Unlock AT&T
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Kalito - September 16, 2012 at 6:08am
Damn! But when do you think the unlocked version will be available? In October? It gives my networks where I am time to stockup nano simcards though!
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mercok - September 16, 2012 at 6:54am
Wait and see until iphone 5 release on 9/21, if apple doesnt say anything maybe, iphone 5 unlocked will be available november or maybe next year. I don't think apple will be release iphone 5 unlocked in october because on apple website it show like this: If I lose my iPhone, can I buy a replacement iPhone? Yes. You can purchase a replacement iPhone from the Apple Online Store, an Apple Retail Store, or your carrier’s store. Your price will depend on whether you qualify for a carrier subsidy. Some iPhone models are also available unlocked from the Apple Online Store. An unlocked iPhone requires a SIM card that you obtain directly from your supported GSM carrier.
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Windows8 - September 15, 2012 at 7:46pm
This policy is to prevent scavengers to buy them in dozens and peddle them for a healthy profit in countries that Apple has not green lighted the release. After October, things should quite down and iPhone 5 should be available in unlocked version.
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mercok - September 15, 2012 at 8:06pm
No i think apple too many trick for US customer!! Do you know how much price iphone unlocked in ebay right now from Canada seller? Average price is over $1000 for iphone 5 16gb. When iphone 4S release it show on apple website schedule iphone 4S will be release! But not for iphone 5 At least apple have to let customer know, when iphone 5 unlocked will be release, it's help to make price not really higher!!!
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redhat0 - September 15, 2012 at 11:51am
y do u think u r superior? have a look around. ur cars are german, tax payers are asians, cloths are indian, even ur coffee is from africa. u r just anotoher dumb person who dont know about the real america. im white and i believe in only one race-- HUMAN-RACE.
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Copperhead - September 14, 2012 at 11:14pm
Apple needs to lower the damn prices of their products. I can't purchase the new iPhone 5 because the 64-gig is way too damn expensive. $849 bucks is way too high of a price for many hard working middle class people. We don't have Donald Trumps money. And I believe that this is where google and Samsung will soon come into play when Apple runs out of ideas.
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YummAndroidTasteBitterAndSweet - September 20, 2012 at 12:11pm
@Copperhead Apple has one thing that Google won't have until it gets much older: You don't need 64GB, 32 or 16 would be fine. Apple will never run out of ideas because They have been doing this phone stuff from 2007 and they have been around longer than google(April 1st 1976/Jan 3 1977) Google has been around since 1998 and has only done android since 2008. Google learned a lot from apple for android. Android 2.3.4 w/ HTC sense 2.2 is 2010 but iOS was far more Graphically and Capably more powerful than 2.3. Samsung may have been making phones longer. But they got into Smartphones like a year after apple. The iPhone is what formed current day smartphones. Android would be no where if there wasn't Apple making mobile products. And if you have a 4S you don't completely need the iPhone 5, if you got a 3GS where dafaq have you been? You can save your money over a period of 2 years and have enough money for the upcoming release. If you had purchased a 3GS in 2009 and skipped the iPhone 4, and skipped the iPhone 4S and still having a problem then >.> wow. But with the iPhone 4 or 4S then I can give you a bit of room.
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NoGoodNick - September 14, 2012 at 2:19pm
Nitro Junkie is right. There will be NO "unlocked" iPhone 5 because of the LTE limitations. Each phone has custom designed components for each LTE network they serve. That also implies that traveling internationally with the phone will be even MORE difficult. Hopefully they have plans to allow you to use the phone internationally (a 3G unlock perhaps), but so far they haven't announced anything on the subject.
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Nitro Junkie - September 14, 2012 at 3:32pm
I just read an article on Wired.com that said the US AT&T GSM phone is limited to at&ts 2 LTE bands in the US. It might work for 3G internationally. And it will not support CDMA. But the CDMA phone will basically be and international phone which will support the non US GSM phones 3 LTE bands and verizon/sprints 2 LTE bands ( 5 bands in total) and will also support GSM/Edge but international only.
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:07pm
I will not buy iphone 4S since iphone 5 has been release. As long 3G work international, i think that's fine because i buy iphone unlocked for traveling. I don't wanna pay expensive roaming charges to AT&T because i go many times to another country. I think this is only apple and US carrier tricks to make US customer lose money!! You can check in Canada, they sell iphone 5 unlocked since day one, the problem is not LTE, the problem is apple and US carrier too many trick to get money from US customer! Honestly i like iphone but they make hard time for me, Since 2007 how much iphone unlocked price on ebay, very expensive right? Only one problem iphone locked to carrier!!!
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 4:27pm
Dude are you that idiotic? You think apple did this to screw people out of money? Think of the money apple would make if they released a unlocked iPhone 5 In the US. $600-$800 a piece they would charge. U think they would pass that up? if they could have done it they would Have. It has to do with all the DIFFERENT LTE BANDS being used and the chips not being able to run all bands one one chip. It took until the 4S to get the first real unlocked iPhone. And it took that long because of chip technology.
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:37pm
You said i'm idiot right? So why you reply my message all the time? I think you are idiot too!! hahahaha... Anyway i don't care what do you say to me, just let you know, i believe i more rich than you hahahaha....
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Nitro Junkie - September 14, 2012 at 11:26am
They're probably won't be a unlocked version in the US. It has to do with LTE fragmentation and the new LTE chips they're using. CDMA LTE and GSM LTE run on different bands in the US and other countries. It's just like the iPhone 4. There were 2 versions at first. It wasn't until the 4S that there was a true unlocked "world" iPhone. That's because they were able to combined gsm/CDMA on one 3G chip. Wasn't possible before. LTE is still kind of new. Chips are still being developed. Probably won't have an unlocked version until the next phone which will more than like be the 5S. Or until the iPhone 6. Samsung and other companies have the same problem with their phones. Even though they do sell unlocked versions they're only unlocked for 3G not LTE. Samsung has 9 versions of the S3. 5 are for the US market. It all has to do with chip technology. Wired.com has a good article about this issue.
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hkl - September 17, 2012 at 5:14pm
You are mixing up 2 completely independent things. Carrier lock is an artificial measure to prevent the phone working at all with a SIM card from different carrier than the phone is locked to. The different LTE bands is mostly geographical problem. A single iPhone 5 model will not support all the LTE bands used worldwide. However the advantage of an unlocked phone is that it will work with any carrier if the band is supported by both the phone and the carrier, be it GSM, 3G or LTE. For traveling the LTE compatibility is meaningless as I did not see any operator worldwide offering LTE to prepaid customers so far.
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 8:27am
Apple US is suck, they make customer lose money to buy iphone locked because we have to pay higher plan!! We need iphone unlocked release same since day one like in Canada!!! Asshole apple it's better i buy galaxy s3 unlocked, nobody can't wait that long!!! If we go to overseas and have to pay roaming because iphone is locked, this is not fair to customer!!! Very hard request unlock even we pay for the penalty!!! We buy with money make apple rich but they give us hard time!! I love apple product but i hate how they work!!!
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aaron - September 14, 2012 at 8:51am
just agree!!!
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 11:34am
Go ahead and buy that plastic piece of crap S3 unlocked. It only works for 3G not 4G or 4G LTE. Oh and learn how to speak English you moron.
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Ricardo - September 14, 2012 at 2:38pm
I was expecting to buy the unlocked version but to my disappointment, Apple, again, is putting limitations to buy one. This SUCKS. It is easier to buy crack cocaine or meth than to buy a ... iphone!´(but you may know this fact) This is the point Not whether you speak english or not This is a globalized world I too love the darn iphone but hate how apple sells it And yes, I am another not american moron that speaks english making mistakes but I am a Physician, OB/GYN, with advanced training in early fetal diagnosis. Hundreds of surgeries performed each year. Have my own property in Florida, fully paid, not a single penny in debt, which i visit twice a year on vacations. Plus two more trips to the US and Europe for medical meetings (sometimes as a speaker). You see? Who´s the moron now? Dont judge so fast kiddo! By the way, I don´t look like those drug dealers that usually are caught by cops in Laredo
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Nitro Junkie - September 14, 2012 at 3:54pm
It has nothing to do with apple putting limitations on buying one. It has to do with the limitations with LTE right now. Each carrier uses different LTE bands. At this time it is not possible to Make a chip to support all LTE bands. Just like it took until the 4S to get the first unlocked GSM/cdma iPhone. Your closest option is to get the CDMA version of the iPhone 5 through verizon or sprint which will support the Non US GSM phones 3 international LTE bands plus Verizon and sprits 2 US LTE bands. it will also support GSM/EDGE networks internationally. But will not support the US GSM network.
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 4:15pm
Ohhh big doctor man. I have this and I have that. Gloat much? if you're actually a doctor as you say. Who has a paid off vacation home, no dept, and travels internationally at times. I take it you make pretty good money right? So why are you being a cheap ass cry baby about not being able to get an unlocked iphone 5? Can't you afford to get a phone u can use temporarily while u go over seas? I take it u have an unlocked phone now right? Why don't you, with your big endless doctor pockets, buy the iPhone 5 for regular use and use your unlocked phone you have now for when you go on your big fancy international doctor trips. Thats all u have to do is get a sim card for your unlocked phone when u go over their and wala you have a phone to use. You would think a doctor would be smart enough to figure that out himself. Good luck RICARDO!
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:20pm
For Ricardo & Jedediah: I'm from china and i have big supermarket in US, i know my english is bad but don't say anything bad word to me!! Because i don't know and you don't know me!!! For example If you go to china, you can't speak my language right, but i try to understand you!!! Not like you blame me because my language!!!!
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:27pm
For Jedediah Johnson: Watch your mouth okay!!! Just let you know large peope of china invest in the US to make your country go up again!! So don't say anything bad to another person because you don't know anything!! I hope this help make your brain open
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 4:35pm
Ching chong Ching. Does your supermarket smell like ginger, Sweaty armpits and stinky feet?
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:39pm
Whatever you said, i believe you are poor people in the US!!
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 4:46pm
Go eat a dog you slant eyed gook commie! If you own a supermarket and are so rich why are you crying about having to spend money on a non unlocked phone and your plan every month?
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mercok - September 14, 2012 at 4:52pm
Oh yeah even i'm rich i have to save money because i don't wanna get bankrupt just to pay AT&T bill!! Not like you stupid people just know how to spend money but you don't know how to save money!!! I hope your brain open to help your future is good
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ShameTame - September 15, 2012 at 9:48am
As a same fellow men, I'm so embrassed by the statement you wrote here, that is good way to make all the people look bad in the united states. I understand you are furious about that Chinese man's remark, but your reaction's more of something that you can draw it from red neck or advanced racism with a group of people, who are extensively delusional, perhaps insufficient amount of the synapses that could've led to you behave this way... I wouldn't blame on your parents ill-parental skills made you to be a very narrow-minded person, but the world we live together, languages, the shape of the faces may very from to place to place, One thing for sure about all this is, to respect other people, though they may not look like, who you never seem around the sand box you used to hang out with, But it's time to take a look outside of your sandbox and admit the differences, and try to resolve it with your good and understanding communication skills.. Bickering each other wouldn't help you to make you feel better. And also for the chineseman, having lot of things in life doesnt bring you respect, I hate to see those good amount of money changes good people's attitude. If you want to get a respect from other, you should learn how to properly communicate with other people, especially like yourself who's learning English as second language, needs to be careful when it comes to the selections of the word, which might offend other English speakers.
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Lollll - September 14, 2012 at 8:07am
Please let me know if ya find out any problem with the new iphone when you get it. It gonna be some issue with that single attena
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Jedediah Johnson - September 14, 2012 at 11:41am
It's antenna. And the iPhone 5 has 2 antennas not 1.
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