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Unlocked iPhone 5 now on sale in the US, starts at $649

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iPhone 5 closeup stock 1020
iPhone 5 closeup stock 1020

The unlocked iPhone 5 is now finally available from Apple in the US, reports 9to5Mac. As with previous releases, the unlocked phone is coming to the US significantly later than Canada and some countries in Europe, where it went on sale in September alongside the carrier locked versions. The phone starts at $649 for 16GB of storage, with the 32GB and 64GB models adding an extra $100 and $200, respectively — the same as the iPhone 4S before it. Apple says the devices are shipping in one week, which means they should arrive in plenty of time for the holidays. While the phone is great for frequent travelers and the anti-contract contingent, it’s important to note that the company is limiting customers to two phones apiece, you need a nano-SIM, and there’s no CDMA support, so no dice for Verizon or Sprint subscribers.