A report from 9to5Mac is saying the company will begin to offer unlocked iPhones on their online store. They went on to say that also begin to sell unlocked iPhones in physical retail in the near future. 9t05 said that, “the unlocked iPhone 5 price range will likely be $649, $749, and $849 depending on a choice of either 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage.” These unlocked devices will allow customers from any carrier that has the iPhone for purchase to be able to use it through their carrier.
Here is a snippet from the article:
“Unlocked devices are on the market through Apple in other markets, like the Canadian store. These come SIM-unlocked, meaning you can use them with the carrier and plan of your choice. Customers still have to ensure that the version of the iPhone they pick up is compatible with the network of their choosing. In the U.S., Apple offers two versions of the iPhone, one that works with Sprint and Verizon 4G networks, and one that works with AT&T frequencies. It’s unclear from this report whether both versions will be made available unlocked, but hopefully we’ll find out later this evening.”