Speculation coming from AppleInsider this morning suggests that Apple has set its unsubsidized unlocked iPhone 5 prices at $649, $749 and $849 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models respectively. One of the blog’s readers sent them a screenshot of search results from the Apple online store. Searching for “iPhone 5 factory unlocked” got no main results, but did come up with a list of Store results in the right-hand sidebar.
Personally, I can’t see many opting for the SIM-free model in the States. When compared to the subsidized $200 price-point, it’s a pretty big jump. And – although it may end up cheaper in the long run – I can’t imagine that every Joe Bloggs has $700 lying around waiting for the iPhone 5 to be available unlocked.
What do you think? Are you planning on buying an unlocked iPhone?