If you're in the market for an unlocked iPhone 5, Apple has posted a handy tool detailing how much you can expect to pay for each configuration.
The Apple Store's comparison tool lists the 16GB iPhone 5 at $649, the 32GB at $749, and the top of the line model 64GB at $849. In Canada, where all models sold by Apple are unlocked, the same models are priced at -- in Canadian dollars -- $699, CAD $799, and CAD $899 , respectively.
However, those expecting to get their hands on Apple's next-generation smartphone soon will have to put those hopes on hold. The iPhone maker hasn't yet announced when consumers can expect availability, and users won't be able to pre-order the carrier-unencumbered configuration tomorrow.
Apple Store representatives tell The Verge that the unlocked variant won't be available at for purchase when Apple's new flagship phone hits retailer shelves on September 21 and probably won't be for several weeks.
A delay in sales of iPhones not linked to a wireless carrier's two-year contract are not unheard of and may be a concession to carrier partners; an unlocked version of the iPhone 4S didn't go on sale last year until November 11 -- almost a full month after the carrier-subsidized versions.
CNET has contacted Apple for more information and will update this report when we learn more.
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