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Apple Mistakenly Leaks Unlocked iPhone 5 U.S. Prices

By - Source: AppleInsider | B 21 comments

Prices ranges from $649 to $849.

Apple's website has mistakenly leaked the prices for unlocked versions of the iPhone 5.

While a search on Apple's site for the term "iPhone 5 factory unlocked" doesn't display any results, the page's sidebar depicts results for the iPhone 5's unlocked prices.

The prices range from $649 and $849, which is dependent on the amount of memory space. Apple's page also lists both the GSM and CDMA and the white and black versions of the smartphone.

Although the iPhone 5's unlocked versions are already sold in other countries, Apple usually releases the unlocked version in the United States a while after the handset launches with its various carrier partners.

However, with Apple's supply issues, it's unclear when it'll start to sell the smartphone's unlocked variants.

 

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    bavman , November 5, 2012 9:43 PM
    Why would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?
    Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo
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    huggles12 , November 5, 2012 10:38 PM
    bavmanWhy would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo


    Because it has an apple logo on it, specs and price don't mean anything to apple consumers. They get fooled by words like 'thinnovation' and 'resolutionary'

    Using logic and fact to explain Apple fanboyism is redundant.
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    daygall , November 5, 2012 9:05 PM


    Is just like those poor bunnies... "No, please don't... Please"

    Don't you worry little buddy, I won't kill you just for iCrap.
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    daygall , November 5, 2012 9:06 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRUPWDIgYM Edit function....
  • 2 Hide
    volks1470 , November 5, 2012 9:07 PM
    Not really surprising. I don't think the pricing has changed over the years.
  • 6 Hide
    joytech22 , November 5, 2012 9:10 PM
    MAN the U.S. gets their technology cheap.
    In my case, $130 cheaper for the 64GB model in the U.S. compared to Australia..

    No reasonable reason for it to be marked up just for shipping and handling bundles of these damn things overseas.
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    mas , November 5, 2012 9:31 PM
    Let me guess...the price is that same as was the initial offering of the 4S...
    Yawn...
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    samwelaye , November 5, 2012 9:34 PM
    joytech22No reasonable reason for it to be marked up just for shipping and handling bundles of these damn things overseas.


    Theyre shipped from China though, not the US so that isn't it. Mostly the different values of the currencies and different market demands
  • 8 Hide
    bak0n , November 5, 2012 9:43 PM
    Wonder how many days it'll take before every one of the 99%ers have one.
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    bavman , November 5, 2012 9:43 PM
    Why would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?
    Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo
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    cpatel1987 , November 5, 2012 9:55 PM
    Dude, I want me some "memory space"!
  • 5 Hide
    freggo , November 5, 2012 10:30 PM
    "Apple Mistakenly Leak"

    mistakenly, yeah...right.
    And the check is in the mail and the Nigerian millions will be transferred tomorrow after you pay for the Taxes.
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    huggles12 , November 5, 2012 10:38 PM
    bavmanWhy would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo


    Because it has an apple logo on it, specs and price don't mean anything to apple consumers. They get fooled by words like 'thinnovation' and 'resolutionary'

    Using logic and fact to explain Apple fanboyism is redundant.
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    dj1001 , November 5, 2012 11:22 PM
    unlockd iphone 5 16gb = $649
    unlocked Nexus 4 16gb = $349

    why so expensive apple?
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    fb39ca4 , November 6, 2012 12:01 AM
    Not any different from previous iPhones.
  • 0 Hide
    nitrium , November 6, 2012 12:52 AM
    Quote:
    Why would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?
    Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo

    According to Anand (granted that he is a huge biased iFanboi), the Nexus 4 isn't really comparable to the iPhone5 as far as performance goes: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6425/google-nexus-4-and-nexus-10-review . So the price differential in this case might be justified (if for what ever reason you really, really must have the fastest phone possible).
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    nitrium , November 6, 2012 12:54 AM
    Quote:
    Why would you get this when you could get an unlocked nexus 4 for $350 16gb (300 for 8gb)?
    Plus the nexus 4 has one of the strongest CPU/GPU combo

    According to Anand (granted that he is a huge biased iFanboi), the Nexus 4 isn't really comparable to the iPhone5 as far as performance goes: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6425/google-nexus-4-and-nexus-10-review . So the price differential in this case might be justified (if for what ever reason you really, really must have the fastest phone possible).
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    ojas , November 6, 2012 3:29 AM
    Hah. Prices in my country start from $800.

    Sadly Samsung and HTC have started pricing stuff the same as Apple as far as their flagships are concerned. It's like pricing them lower would make them less of a "status" symbol.

    But then again Samsung, HTC are more popular in Asia so i guess they manage to get away with it...
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    jn77 , November 6, 2012 3:31 AM
    I heard a rumor that LG was going to start selling their new flag ship android phone contract free for $249 and you pick the carrier you want in the US.

    I think that will rock the US Mobile phone market, its about time they got rid of these 2 year contracts and stopped inflating phone prices to where they cost more than a laptop
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    Harry_Wild , November 6, 2012 4:56 AM
    I like many smartphone buyers cannot seem to get over the iPhone phenomenon! I cannot take believe kids and teenagers have the current model!

    I just holding off until they have the A7 chip and NFC inside and I think it will be in iPhone 5S! Then I am all in!
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    scook9 , November 6, 2012 10:44 AM
    Dj1001unlockd iphone 5 16gb = $649unlocked Nexus 4 16gb = $349why so expensive apple?

    Because 5 > 4 duh!

    lol
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    frank_drebin , November 6, 2012 1:58 PM
    so what
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