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Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhones in U.S.

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Nov 29, 2012, 11:06 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 30, 2012, 7:56 AM

Updated: updated headline and text to reflect this is new to the US.

Apple today made the iPhone 5 available for sale unlocked and without a contract through its U.S. web site. The 16GB model costs $649, the 32GB model costs $749, and the 64GB model costs $849. All three models list as shipping in one week. The iPhone is also still available with a contract from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. According to Apple, the unlocked iPhone will only work on GSM networks such as those run by AT&T or T-Mobile. Unlocked iPhones will not work on Sprint or Verizon's networks. Travelers will be able to use unlocked iPhones on the GSM-based networks of foreign carriers.

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johnhr2

Nov 30, 2012, 9:21 PM

android vs ios

Android:
Very Versatile
Has many options for example stock, sense, touchwiz, 4 inch to 5.5 inch screen
Has customization option to personalize your phone
4.0+ make for the most reliable and smooth experience

iPhone:
Comes in only one model per year
Very little option
Can not personalize it
same look since 2007
Sluggish performance after the next year update
higher quality apps
have to jailbreak phone to get half the app android has
cost more for unlock device
Also android doesn't almost bankrupt a phone company just so the phone company can sell it.
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Android:
-Doesn't get upgrades to new OS's after 6 months in 95% of cases
-Sometimes doesn't get upgrades to new OS's at all
-Has a near useless copy+paste functionality
-Has almost universally inferior apps to iOS
-Has Widgets! So you can wait ...
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Almost all of these pros / cons that anybody would post would be derived from personal opinion on the specific performance or accesability of a perticular app or feature, making the lists biased, and unusable for any real world application.

The fac...
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johnhr2

Nov 30, 2012, 1:06 AM

why?

Why buy an unlock iPhone when an unlock Nexus 4 cost $399. Nexus 4 beats iPhone in all areas except LTE.
johnhr2 said:
Why buy an unlock iPhone when an unlock Nexus 4 cost $399. Nexus 4 beats iPhone in all areas except LTE.


Minor correction: 16gb Nexus 4 is $349 unlocked. $299 for the 8 gb. So yeah... kinda hard to j...
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Because there are plenty of people out there that like the iPhone more than Android, people who don't see it as a number game of specs and just like the interface and simplicity.

People with more money than sense, really.
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That's a pretty big thing to lose out on. Paying the extra $300.00 is a fraction of the 1,000.00 over the course of a year.

Real world speed differences on AT&T's HSPA vs LTE network are
adelaalan

Nov 30, 2012, 10:04 PM

I think it is too expensive

Paranoid
canofpeaches

Nov 30, 2012, 12:49 AM

Verixon

Yeah it's misspelled... Drooling
ha ha WINNING!!!
 
 
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