Unlocked iPhone 5 with Bugs or the New iPhone 5S?

Author: Rahul Manekari
Published: November 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Its been 2 months of iPhone 5 release and US market is still waiting for the unlocked version of iPhone 5 to be launched in a market but Apple is moving forward in the development of its successor, iPhone 5S. Before the launch of unlocked version, rumors states that unlocked version of iPhone will not support LTE and many other core functionality which user can't expect which has been released with the prebuilt carrier.

Users can order unlocked iPhone 5 on the official Apple Store website. According to the website it will be delivered to the users within 2 to 3 weeks and they have also pointed out drawbacks of unlocked version. The very first drawback which has been stated in their website - "An unlocked iPhone 5 may not support LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details."

According to the reports, CMA Megacorp, a UK-based game developer company, has found a bug on the touchscreen display that causes the digitizer to refuse recognizing touch input when user try to scroll diagonally. Not only this game organization, but many end user will be having an issue with various apps as all the apps are not meant specifically for that screen size. Apple is still unknown about this issue as they pretend to be the firmware glitch or some hardware issue. Apple has designed the iPhone 5 in such a way that it will support all the application which runs perfectly on on iPhone 4S.

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In-spite of these issues apple is ready to ship their unlocked version of iPhone 5 within 2 weeks. Many users prefer jailbreaking their devices for faster access to unlocked iPhone 5. Many online ventures are providing iPhone unlock services and they are found to be cheaper than the unlocked iPhone 5 which costs around $699.

According to the official website "The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice. The unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will not work with CDMA-based carriers. An unlocked iPhone 5 may not support LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details."

According to DigiTimes, Apple is set to start trial production of the iPhone 5S this coming December in which production volume is expected to reach around 50,000 to 100,000 units. The news is still under rumor and which can't be predicted until it's officially announced by Apple.


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