Those looking to buy a non-contract factory unlocked iPhone 5 can pre-order their phone starting at 2:01am on Friday, September 14, 2012. If you are looking to buy at a discounted price through your wireless carrier, you’ll have to do so using their reservation system.
Pricing for factory unlocked phones are as follows:
* 16GB: $699
* 32GB: $799
* 64GB: $899
What are the benefits of buying an unlocked phone? You wont be tied down to a contract and you can use the phone on almost any wireless carrier (including wireless carriers overseas to avoid roaming charges). The iPhone 5 will use smaller nano SIM cards. Nano SIM cards will not be included so you’ll have to acquire them from your wireless carrier once your phone comes in.