1. kamtsa's Avatar
    Apple is rumored to released non subsidized full price unlocked iPhones similar to the Nexus line

    Game Over Google? | Benzinga.com

    Is this going to be the new trend in the US? Any thought?
    06-13-2011 12:28 PM
  2. takeshi's Avatar
    I doubt it. US consumer expect subsidized devices and already complain about subsidized pricing. Why do you think this would change anything?
    06-13-2011 01:44 PM
  3. Doc's Avatar
    In Europe it is common place to have an unlocked Iphone. Here in the U.S. it will not mean much as you would not be able to take a GSM Iphone onto T-Mobile or or a CDMA Verizon Iphone onto Sprint as the radios are different.

    Add to the fact that the Iphone will still be strictly Apple and not jailbroken there is no compelling reason to get one unless you are planning to go to Europe.

    Doc
    06-13-2011 02:49 PM
  4. kamtsa's Avatar
    Why do you think this would change anything?
    Apple is very good in identifying and driving new trends.
    06-13-2011 04:19 PM
  5. Kage_'s Avatar
    In other countries Apple already does this, but in the US they haven't. Right now you can go to the Apple store and buy any iPhone you want full price w/o activating it, but it'll still be locked to AT&T which doesn't really matter since you can't use the 3G data on T-Mob due to the frequency differences. Unfortunately it doesn't buy you much to get an unlocked phone in the States right now unless you don't care about carrier data.
    06-13-2011 04:31 PM
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