Back around the September release of the iPhone 5, Apple said it would be selling an unlocked iPhone 5, which means a model that is not tied to a specific network, within a few months. Apple has now officially begun online sales of the unlocked iPhone 5 through its website, The Washington Post reported.
Apple also sells unlocked versions of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, and like these models, the iPhone 5 will only work with supported GSM networks and will not work for Verizon or Sprint customers. The news source also revealed that the largest GSM-based network that does not have the iPhone is T-Mobile.
The unlocked versions will mean there are no carrier subsidies attached to the purchase, meaning the unlocked iPhone 5 starts at $649 for the 16 GB model, with the 32 GB model costing $749 and the 64 GB model costing $849. In addition, Apple restricts the sale of the unlocked models to two per customer.
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