November 22, 2013
You can now buy an unlocked iPhone 5s in the United States. Beginning today, Nov. 22, Apple is accepting orders for unlocked GSM versions of the device through the company's online store. The unlocked model is identical to those already on the market, except that it doesn’t come with a SIM card. The phone works on AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. and is available in three varieties. These include the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, for $649, $749, and $849, respectively. A SIM-free iPhone 5c version has been available since both phones were released in September. This is the first time an unlocked iPhone 5s was made available in the U.S. Online, the unlocked handset models are available to ship in “1-2 weeks.” They will arrive in Apple retail stores in the coming weeks. See also: Compared: The Real Cost Of Apple's iPhone 5s Around The World, Shipping Estimates For Apple's iPhone 5s Improve To 3-5 Business Days, and Sprint, Best Buy Offer Students Free Text, Talk And Data For A Year With Phone Purchase.