The SIM-free iPhone 5 handsets are available in Black & Slate or White & Silver, with the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants all available with a one week shipping date alongside them. The base model 16GB iPhone 5 will set consumers back a cool $649, with the 32GB variant retailing at $749 and the top-model 64GB handset costing $849. The initial payment may seem astronomical to the American market who have been used to paying for a heavily subsidized carrier provided handset in the past, but it comes with the luxury of not being tied down to any long contracts.
Any of the unlocked handsets purchased from Apple will be SIM-free, and will work on supported GSM networks in the United States or compatible networks internationally. It is also worth mentioning that the unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA network providers such as Sprint and Verizon. If you are based in the United States and have been waiting for this moment to get your hands on Apples latest A6 powered smartphone then the time has arrived.