Apple unveils pricing for lock-free iPhone 5 smartphones

The iPhone 5 is here and this is good news for all Apple fans but what happens if you want one not tied to a certain carrier? Here’s the answer – prepare to part with as little as 649 USD and up – if you want a more spacious iPhone 5.

Yes, Apple has finally unveiled the pricing for its unlocked iPhone 5 devices. The 16 GB model will sell for 649 USD, while the 32 GB and 64 GB models will retail for as much as 749 USD and 849 USD.

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This is what the carrier-free versions of the iPhone 4S cost once they hit the market. Right now you can get an iPhone 5 for less but you are obliged to sign a two-year contract with a certain mobile operator – and in the US you are limited to three – AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. In case you want to use your iPhone 5 with T-Mobile – then you must get an unlocked version.

Still some people prefer to really own their iPhone and use the carrier they prefer without any long-term contracts and various additional limitations. But Apple wants to make such people suffer – if you want to get a carrier-free iPhone 5 you will have to wait – the unlocked version will not go on sale on September 21 – instead it will hit the market in the next few weeks.

Source: PC Mag

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