The iPhone 5S is now available unlocked at SIM-free.
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People who like their phones unlocked and SIM-free can now pick up an iPhone 5S in that state directly through Apple.
Available via Apples online store, the new unlocked iPhone 5S requires a GSM-compatible SIM, which means itll work on AT T and T-Mobile but not on Sprint or Verizon. It also means buyers will have to pick up a SIM from their carrier of choice.
With no carrier subsidy, the phone sells at full retail - $649 for the 16GB model, $749 for the 32GB edition, and $849 for the 64GB version. An unlocked iPhone 5S that comes with a T-Mobile SIM has already been on Apples Web site selling at the same prices. Apple promises a ship time of one to two weeks for the SIM-free edition and three to five business days for the unlocked T-Mobile version.
Consumers curious about the pros and cons of an unlocked iPhone should read Apples " About the Unlocked iPhone" Web page.
(Via Boy Genius Report)
Originally posted at Apple Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5S now sold through Apple