iPhone 6s now available SIM-free from the Apple Store


The iPhone isn't ditching LCD screens.
The 's' stands for SIM-free. Or something like that.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

People who have been waiting to pick up their iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without a SIM card can start planning out their weekend — because Apple has just started offering unlocked, carrier-free, SIM-free versions of its next-gen iPhones direct from the Apple Store.

A standard 16GB iPhone 6s will run customers $649 without a SIM. The basic iPhone 6s Plus costs $749. Additional storage options, surprisingly enough, raises the price.

In order to get your device up and running, you’ll need to pick up a nano-SIM from a carrier. In the United States, this includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

The SIM-free iPhone 6s has a model number of A1633, while its iPhone 6s Plus big brother is model A1634.

While buying a SIM-free iPhone does mean you’ll need to pay the full price for your new handset upfront, it’s good for customers who don’t want to be stuck with multi-year carrier commitments. It’s also great if you’re someone who travels abroad a lot, since it makes it much, much easier to switch to a local carrier wherever you go.

Make sure you check out our iPhone 6s review here.

Source: Apple


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