Apple has started selling the unlocked version of its iPhone 5 in the US starting at $649 (Rs. 35,400 approx.) for the 16GB version. That's a whopping Rs. 10,000 cheaper than the price of the 16GB iPhone 5 in India.
Apple’s website goes on to say, “The unlocked iPhone only works on supported GSM networks, such as AT&T in the U.S. When you travel internationally, you can also use a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5 from a local GSM carrier. The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint. Limit two per customer.”
The three storage variants of the unlocked iPhone 5 are priced as follows
- 16GB: $649 (Rs. 35,400 approx.)
- 32GB: $749 (Rs. 40,900 approx.)
- 64GB: $849 (Rs. 46,300 approx.)
The iPhone is available way cheaper in the US when compared to India. The India pricing of the smartphone unlocked is as follows.
- 16GB: Rs. 45,000
- 32GB: Rs. 52,500
- 64GB: Rs. 59,500
Apple’s iPhone is a gorgeous device. It runs on the Apple A6 dual core 1.2GHz processor and has 1GB RAM. The display is 4-inchs with 1136 x 640 pixels. A PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU powers it. The rear houses an 8MP iSight camera. Under the hood, it has a 1440mAh battery. If you are interested in picking up an iPhone 5 in India, you may want to check out our review here.
The iPhone 5 launched in September in the US and saw the light of day in India in November officially. When the smartphone was officially launched in India, it was sold out in less than 24 hours. You can catch the details of that story here.