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Unlocked iPhone 5s now available from Apple online store

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 22nd, 2013 11:03AM EST
Unlocked iPhone 5s Apple Online Store

Just like with the second-generation iPad mini, Apple has quietly started to take online orders for unlocked GSM iPhone 5s units, which are compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. So far, Apple has offered the iPhone 5s for sale on its website only part of on-contract deals with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, or contract-free with T-Mobile. The unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s is priced from $649 (16GB version) to $849 (64GB version) and will ship in 1 to 2 weeks, although the T-Mobile off-contract version should ship in 3 to 5 business days. Apple has recently improved shipping estimates for its flagship smartphone, likely in preparation for the busy holiday season. On-contract iPhone 5s units ship in 3 to 5 business days. The iPhone 5c has been available in an unlocked, SIM-free, version since its late September launch.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.