Apple now sells iPhone X SIM-free

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A perfect option if you don't like to be tied down to one carrier.
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If you’ve been holding out on buying an iPhone X until you can buy a SIM-free version without having to select a carrier, this is your lucky day!

Apple now has SIM-free versions of the iPhone X, in all storage capacities, available online. These carry the same one week delivery estimate as other iPhone X handsets.

The SIM-free iPhone X models support both GSM and CDMA networks, thereby making them ideal for anyone who wants the freedom of easily switching networks — or anyone who travels regularly.

Up until now, the iPhone X was restricted to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint. Pricing for the SIM-free version of the handsets are the same as the U.S. carrier versions, meaning $999 for the 64GB version or $1,149 for the 256GB version.

Supply and demand

The iPhone X is shaping up to be Apple’s most successful iPhone in history. Despite this demand, Apple has managed to keep supply matching up to demand.

Respected Apple analyst KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo claims that manufacturer Foxconn is currently shipping 440,000 to 550,000 iPhone X units per day, representing an enormous increase on the 50,000 to 100,000 units being shipped each day just a couple months back.

Have you bought your iPhone X yet? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Azeem

    2 weeks ago I ordered an iPhone X from apple com US and my cousin will get it me here in India. Now, I ordered a contract free iPhone paying the full amount. It is shown as iPhone X 256GB Space Gray (GSM) AT&T.
    Your post about SIM free iPhone now confuses me! Will my iPhone X work in India ??

  • pogdaddle

    I paid full price for my iPhone X for my AT&T account. This phone is unlocked, isn’t it? My 6S was.

  • Jamie Sokolowski

    I have been waiting for the sim-free version, and picked mine up at my local Apple Store this past Friday (Dec. 8)! 256Gb Silver iPhone X. Upgrading from iPhone 6+. WOW! What a difference!