Good news for iPhone lovers who are staying in the United States. Unlocked version of the iPhone 5 now available for purchase in the United States. You can purchase the unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple online store. Soon you will be able to purchase it from the Apple retail stores. Currently, it is not available for sale in the Apple retail stores. You should note that the unlocked version of iPhone 5 will not work with Sprint or Verizon as it will not support CDMA carriers. It will only support GSM carriers. You can use unlocked iPhone 5 with AT&T or T-Mobile.
If you are staying in the United States, then you can buy the unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple online store. You have to pay $649 to purchase 16GB unlocked iPhone 5, 32GB unlocked iPhone 5 will cost $749 and you have to pay $849 to purchase 64GB unlocked iPhone 5. After purchasing unlocked iPhone 5, you can use it without any contract. Apple had unveiled iPhone 5 on 12th of September, then they had started taking pre-order on September 14th. iPhone 5 features A6 chip, iOS 6, 4-inch display, 1GB RAM, 8 MP iSight camera, 1.2 MP FaceTime camera, Siri and 9-pin dock connector. Apple had launched iPhone 5 on 21st of September in Singapore, France, Japan, Canada, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, US and Germany, then they had launched it in 22 new countries such as Poland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Spain, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, New Zealand, Slovakia, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Slovenia and Portugal.
It is expected that soon Apple will start selling unlocked iPhone 5 in other countries. Recently 9to5Mac had reported that iPhone 5 will be launched in Taiwan on 14th of December. If you don’t want to buy unlocked iPhone 5, then you can purchase it with contract. You have to pay $199 to buy 16GB iPhone 5, $299 to buy 32GB iPhone 5 and you have to pay $399 to buy 64GB iPhone 5 with a two-year contract.