Hate Contracts? Buy the iPhone 5s from Apple, SIM-Free and Unlocked

Apple on Friday introduced a SIM-free, unlocked iPhone 5s to its U.S. online store. This latest version ships with no SIM at all, allowing you to insert one for your GSM-compatible operator of choice.

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  • $649 for a 16GB model, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB. Available in gray, gold, or silver.
  • Ships in 1 – 2 weeks from <a href="http://apple.com">Apple.com</a>.
  • Unlocked models are already available in Apple's retail stores.

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You don't have to hold onto hope for that truly unlocked iPhone 5s any longer. - Joseph Volpe, Engadget  
Contract-free iPhones are unlocked out of the box, which gives me the freedom to switch carriers as easily as popping in another SIM card. - Christian Zibreg, iPhone Download Blog  
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