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Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649

22 November, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649 - read the full textAfter seeing international availability in select markets over the past several weeks, an unlocked variant of the iPhone 5s has made its way to the US Apple online store. You can now get the iPhone 5s in either gray, gold, or silver in either 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB variants. The new unlocked...

 

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over prized apple.:). hmm.. antique black powder gun , sorry phone. )))
almost $200 for extra 60 g storage)))

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  • 2013-11-23 07:04
  • kBFf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-23 03:10 from GT6G - click to readPeople in every country, including yours, have been conditioned to something. The US isn't the only country to lock phones. Carriers in Europe, Canada, Japan, etc lock their phones as well, but I guess you had to take a swipe at the US for some petty personal reason.

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  • 2013-11-23 06:53
  • 0a0X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-23 01:47 from GT6G - click to readProbably because that order is fulfilled by Tmobile who may have stock. Also, there may be an agreement with the carriers where Apple has to guarantee a certain amount each week/month, so they give precedent to those devices over the unlocked ones. Apple may say 1-2 weeks but actually ship sooner. There are lots of different factors. Don't see anything too odd there.

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  • 2013-11-23 06:46
  • 0a0X

> In reply to TDMaster @ 2013-11-22 18:53 from S0Cm - click to readWell Said TDMaster

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  • 2013-11-23 05:47
  • utah

> In reply to - click to read @ 2013-11-23 02:41 from v}7@ - click to readIt's because most people in the US are like the frog placed in a pot of water and the temperature is slowly turned up. They've been conditioned.

Fortunately for the sheeple there, T-Mobile has turned the subscription post-paid model upside-down. T-Mobile did it as an act of desperation to get additional subscribers and surprisingly to other carriers there, it's been wildly successful. That model includes selling the latest and top of the line models unlocked, while that's still not possible with most the phones offered by the other US carriers.

T-Mobile has had the best international calling plan for non post-paid subscribers of all US carriers and have been offering those rates for awhile. So for anyone on international business, get a T-Mobile SIM and use their service so you don't take it up the can on roaming charges or the higher rates with other carriers.

Also, it makes sense that Apple and T-Mobile have teamed up on this as AT&T is fairly saturated with iphone subscribers while T-Mobile was the last US carrier to get the iphone, sooo this give Apple a chance to sell more iphones at their competitors expense.

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  • 2013-11-23 03:10
  • GT6G

I bought an unlocked 5s on the day they launched, then again I'm in Australia and couldn't care less about US phone networks.

I can't believe they still lock them there, all my iPhones have been unlocked starting with a 3G.

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  • 2013-11-23 02:41
  • v}7@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-23 01:32 from TkQc - click to readYep.

Anyone find it interesting that with a T-Mobile SIM the phone ships in 3-5 days, but without one it ships in 1-2 weeks? Seems a bit odd.

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  • 2013-11-23 01:47
  • GT6G

> In reply to [deleted post]They're all made in similar factories. Cheap labour.

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  • 2013-11-23 01:32
  • TkQc

Hi EveryOne, In my country Iphone 5s sells at a higher price compare to other market. It simply because of the taxes and duties that the brand paid. You could not compare pricing to one another if the item comes from different origin. However, you can get a non-warranty unit which sells at a lower price (no taxes and duties) or the so called smuggled.

In my country, the resale value of Iphone is better than than Samsung mobile phones... Maybe some of you will not agree.. but this is the fact!

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  • 2013-11-23 01:17
  • sxrk

too bad.. it´s only worth 50$

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  • 2013-11-23 00:19
  • HLx4

16GB in nz is $1199

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  • 2013-11-22 23:08
  • uHMV

> In reply to ravv @ 2013-11-22 18:02 from 2TbK - click to readBetter build quality is an illusion. They are made in Chinese factories.

The iphone 5 had at least a half dozen quality issues with the phone (wi-fi connectivity, battery, light leaks, camera, scratched/dented backs on black models).

Best built phones now are HTC, LG and Sony.

Feel free to disagree but the facts don't hold up in Apple's favor.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:07
  • GT6G

> In reply to TDMaster @ 2013-11-22 18:53 from S0Cm - click to readI think that iPhone and "hipster" are not existing anymore. It's iPhone and boring old grandparents !!

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  • 2013-11-22 23:05
  • t@NS

$650 for that apple logo...damn!

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  • 2013-11-22 21:47
  • Ibx7

Apple online store shipping to israel??

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  • 2013-11-22 21:41
  • S0D5

> In reply to Wuchko @ 2013-11-22 20:45 from 3qBD - click to readNo, in Croatia znl

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  • 2013-11-22 21:38
  • 0xbC

in Brazil the 32 GB model is about almost 1500$

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  • 2013-11-22 21:26
  • L37Z

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 18:17 from HI84 - click to readHere in Croatia is almost 1000 $. Ridiculous...

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  • 2013-11-22 20:45
  • 3qBD

Apple fan here but still it takes just 8.38$ to double the storage they should double the storage by increasing atleast 30$-40$ I'd say 40$ so that they can enjoy there profit and get there 32GB-64GB sales bump up by a huge percentage so if you ask me the iPhone 5S should cost 599$ 16GB - 639$ 32GB - 679$ 64GB and 729$ for 128GB if this is the pricing for their products they will be no.1

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  • 2013-11-22 20:00
  • KIBn

> In reply to Common_636 @ 2013-11-22 18:40 from RcFM - click to readWell said fully agree.

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  • 2013-11-22 19:58
  • dQ6M

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