Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are finally on sale

Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are finally on sale

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Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are finally on sale! Photo: Cult of Mac
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Want to buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus without a SIM card, or locked to a specific carrier? You finally have your chance: unlocked iPhones have just gone on sale through Apple’s brick-and-mortar and online stores for the very first time.

Since 2012, Apple has sold an unlocked, SIM-free version of the latest iPhone roughly two to three months after the carrier version went on sale. Yet though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale as carrier-only versions in September, the SIM-free, fully-unlocked version hasn’t been on sale until now.

Pricing will remain the same as they usually are for unsubsidized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, with 16, 64, and 128 GB versions of the iPhone 6 selling for $649, $749, and $849 respectively, while the 16, 64, and 128GB versions of the iPhone 6 Plus will be available for $749, $849, and $949. These are, of course, the same price as the T-Mobile iPhone 6 and 6 Plus prices. They are available for shipping in 3-5 business days.

The closest you could get before was the unlocked T-Mobile iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Functionally, this device was the same as an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone, but now, Apple is selling it as such without the carrier branding. Similarly, many of the Apple iPhone 6 models will work on any carrier, if you plug in another SIM card.

You can purchase an unlocked iPhone 6 for yourself here.