Unlocked iPhone 5s Now Available From Apple Online Store In The U.S.

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Apple has today begun selling the iPhone 5s unlocked and SIM-free to customers in the United States. Customers can stick in any GSM SIM card (so that’s one from AT&T or T-Mobile) when they receive the device and begin using it immediately with their existing plan — but they’ll have to wait 1-2 weeks for it to ship.

Prices start at $649 for the 16GB iPhone 5s, while the 32GB model costs $749 and the high-end 64GB model costs $849. All three colors are available, but no matter which one you choose, the shipping delay is the same.

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The iPhone 5s first went on sale in the U.S. on September 2o, but until today, U.S. customers have had to buy it subsidized with a two-year contract, or locked to prepaid carriers like T-Mobile. International markets have had the unlocked model from day one, however.

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