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Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 5 starting at $649

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2012 21:39 User comments (14)

Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 5 starting at $649 Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 5 will be sold unlocked in the U.S., although those looking for a non-contract device will have to wait a little bit longer.
You will not be able to pre-order an unlocked device tomorrow when the phone is made available for release on the 21st. Additionally, the unlocked model will not be available online or in-store on the 21st, either.

Pricing was revealed, however, with the base model selling for $649 and going up to $849 for the 64GB model.

Apple says the unlocked phone will be available in "the next several weeks" but with no set date.

The company unveiled the phone yesterday with a thinner frame, a 4-inch screen, a new A6 processor and LTE support.

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14 user comments

113.9.2012 22:09

Keep it! I'll wait for the Iphone 5s+ jr. For them to work off all the bugs.

213.9.2012 23:28

They could keep it if it was free. No, I take that back...I'm sure I could make good use of that Samsung screen in some project...



313.9.2012 23:42

Or we could wait for people to jailbreak it too.

Or we could just not get it at all.

414.9.2012 1:47

what a rip off, I may as well get a new laptop with this money they are asking for a phone that offers little to almost nothing.

514.9.2012 3:22

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They could keep it if it was free. No, I take that back...I'm sure I could make good use of that Samsung screen in some project...
I don't think Samsung makes them or as much anymore. There pushing their Amoled. I figured LG and sharp are making them. But still, the ear pods at least look different and more modern than this iPhone.

"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

614.9.2012 7:48

Look at all the sour pusses.
Bitch, Bitch, Moan, Moan

714.9.2012 10:04

Originally posted by robertmro:
Look at all the sour pusses.
Bitch, Bitch, Moan, Moan
Troll

1a. Noun
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

1b. Noun
A person who, on a message forum of some type, attacks and flames other members of the forum for any of a number of reasons such as rank, previous disagreements, sex, status, ect.
A troll usually flames threads without staying on topic, unlike a "Flamer" who flames a thread because he/she disagrees with the content of the thread.

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814.9.2012 12:21

From Urban Dictionary:

Flamer

1. An outgoing homosexual, who is very open with his gayity.
2. A person who constantly starts fights on forums or message boards. Usually with many vilgar statements, and outright lies.



914.9.2012 13:59

Too expensive for me but I do quite like it. Might get it in a couple of years.

Er. does that make me a troll?

1014.9.2012 14:12

Who the hell cares. Give me one and Ill sell it to a fagboy then buy a nice samsung with OLED

1114.9.2012 14:54

Originally posted by SeventhSon:
Too expensive for me but I do quite like it. Might get it in a couple of years.

Er. does that make me a troll?

No, claiming it is the best thing ever and that android sucks because the screens are bigger would make you a troll...if you actually want one, get one (or wait to get one). If you just like how it looks with the small screen and everything, you could also get an old Samsung, although I am not sure you will be able to find a screen that small in anything with LTE.


1214.9.2012 17:17

Originally posted by kfir1:
Who the hell cares. Give me one and I will sell it to a fag-boy then buy a nice Samsung with OLED
Agree a 100%; or just trow it away in the garbage!

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

1316.9.2012 12:40

I remember when a Troll used to be a mythical creature that ate goats that tip toed over bridges before paying their taxes & a Flamer was a device/soldier used in combat literally torch other combatants out of hiding in thick brush or dense hiding areas.

To think, if time travel were possible, we can only go back 600 years before English would indiscernible. Yet we don't have to even go back 20 years & wonder why people are still paying outrageous sums of cash for Apple products.

Besides, 'unlocked'? How long will that last before they start yelling, "Take Backs!" or "Deals Off!"


1416.9.2012 19:57

Spent 100USD on my unlocked Samsung Fathom. More "PHONE" than I need!




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