Apple is now selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5, the people who never want to commit carrier contract can still get the popular device in the U.S, of course that comes at reasonable price. But this is the GSM, so the network options are very limited.
“The unlocked iPhone only works on supported GSM networks, such as AT&T in the U.S.,” Apple says in the Apple Store. “When you travel internationally, you can also use a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5 from a local GSM carrier. The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.”
There are also dollar price hike. The 16GB version is $649, the 32GB is $749 and the 64 GB is $849. Each is available to ship in one week.
Also Apple has fixed the date to release other iPhone 5 news device in china. The Wi-Fi version of the iPad s will be available on Friday December 7, in China and the iPhone 5 will be available on Friday, December 14.