Apple officially starts offering the unlocked version of Apple iPhone 5S in US, price starts at $649

Alex Bezeau November 23, 2013 0
Apple officially starts offering the unlocked version of Apple iPhone 5S in US, price starts at $649


We finally have good news for Apple fans and consumers based in the United States – Apple has started offering the unlocked version of its new flagship smartphone in the country. So interested consumers can now buy the unlocked version of Apple iPhone 5S directly from the Apple online store.

We all know that the Apple iPhone 5S has been making a number of records and pleasing a millions of consumers all around the world. But one thing that Apple fans and consumers in the United States were waiting for was the unlocked version of this smartphone to be made available in the United States. The Apple iPhone 5S has finally made it to the Apple online store once again, and this time it’s the unlocked version!

Unlocked Apple iPhone 5S
We want to get into the details right away, but before that we want you to know that apart from the high price tag, you do not have to compromise on anything. What we mean is that you can get the color option you want and also choose the storage option that you prefer.

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So you are free to choose between all the 3 color options offered by Apple – Space Gray, Gold and Silver. And each of these colors is available in standard storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. But one major difference is that the prices keep on going higher and higher as you increase internal storage. The 16GB version has been priced at $649; the 32GB version has been priced at $749 whereas the 64GB version is available for $849.

We know that many of you readers will not be happy with these high price tags, and we agree with you in a way. But Apple has its own pricing scheme and there is nothing we can do about it. If you are looking out for better options and offers, we suggest that you check out the contract versions of this flagship smartphone.

SIM-free or T-Mobile SIM pre-installed
When you opt for the unlocked version of Apple iPhone 5S, you will have to insert a nano-SIM card of your choice once you get the smartphone. Alternately, you also have the option to get your iPhone 5S shipped with a T-Mobile nano-SIM preinstalled. You can then activate your smartphone and start using it on T-Mobile network.

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So if you are planning to simply purchase the SIM-free version of Apple iPhone 5S from the online store, you will have to buy a GSM compatible nano-SIM from any of the US based carriers for example AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon. Also remember that the model number of the iPhone 5S offered online is A1533 (GSM).

Shipment Time
Interested consumers should remember that they will have to wait for the shipment of their products. The shipping time will vary from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on the color option and internal storage option you choose. So hurry up and select your personal preferences, so that even if it does take time, you will have done your part.

So if you are interested in buying an unlocked version of the Apple iPhone 5S, then you can head to the source link provided below. Once there, you simply have to select the color option you want, then select the storage option and finally check out. But before you hurry up and jump to the source link, be sure to take a quick look at the specs and features of the Apple iPhone 5S.

Apple iPhone 5S (Key specifications)

  • 4-inch LED-Backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display
  • 640 x 1136 pixels retina display resolution
  • 326ppi pixel density
  • Oleophobic coating
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Apple A7 chipset
  • 1.3GHz dual-core CPU
  • PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of internal storage
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 1.2MP secondary camera
  • Apple iOS 7
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Weight: 112 grams
  • Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
  • Color Options: Space Gray, White Silver and Gold


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