iPhone 5 Unlocked Price Revealed, Apple Begins Selling Model

The iPhone 5 unlocked price has finally been revealed, as Apple started selling that model of the smartphone late yesterday.

Customers looking to purchase the new Apple smartphone off carrier can grab the 16GB version for $649.00, the 32GB version for $749.00 and the 64GB model for $849.00. All three memory capacities will ship in one week's time, according to Apple.

The unlocked iPhone 5 only works on supported GSM networks, such as AT&T. U.S. Customers traveling internationally can use a micro-SIM card for their iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, or nano-SIM card for iPhone 5 from a local GSM carrier. Unlocked iPhones will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon or Sprint.

9to5Mac first reported that Apple will begin sales of unlocked iPhone units to customers as early as last night.

Apple normally offers the unlocked versions of iPhones in other countries closer to the official launch and holds off in the U.S. in order to give carriers a head start.

The iPhone 4S was one of the fastest U.S. unlocked releases, dropping just one month after the official launch of the smartphone.

Apple has taken a bit longer with the iPhone 5, as the handset was released on the U.S. major carriers around two months ago now.

In other news, it has also been reported that the iPhone 5 could be released in China as early as Dec. 14.

Taiwan Central News Agency's English language media outlet Focus Taiwan is reporting that major mobile carriers in the nation confirmed that the iPhone 5 will hit the market on that date.

Most major carriers in the region have stated that they will begin accepting pre-orders for the smartphone one week before the Dec. 14 launch.