Unlocked, SIM-Free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Models Now Available in U.S. with 3-5 Day Shipping

As indicated yesterday, Apple has begun selling unlocked, SIM-free versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on its U.S. online store.

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Pricing for the SIM-free versions of both phones are the same as the other unsubsidized models. The 16, 64, and 128 GB versions of the iPhone 6 are sold for $649, $749, and $849 respectively, while the 16, 64, and 128GB configurations of the iPhone 6 Plus run $100 higher than the aforementioned iPhone 6 models.

The SIM-free versions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the same as the full-priced, carrier-specific models that have been sold by Apple since the launch of both phones. For example, the iPhone 6 models offered by T-Mobile have been unlocked since launch, although it is unknown why Apple chooses to advertise both. The SIM-free and T-Mobile versions of the iPhone 6 can be used with a number of GSM carriers around the world, as a user only needs to provide a compatible Nano SIM for cellular connectivity.

All storage capacities and colors of the SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are shown as ready to ship within 3-5 business days. The phones are also expected to be offered at Apple's retail locations starting today.

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Top Rated Comments

BCWorld Avatar
123 months ago
hey APPLE! How about offering these on LAUNCH DAY for the iPhone 6s THIS YEAR?? That would be great! :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vmachiel Avatar
123 months ago
And the US is caught up with the world again:)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
123 months ago
As I have said since the day the IPhone 6 was announced. I won't be buying a new iPhone until a new 4" iPhone is available. People like choice, and not everyone wants a phablet. Not sure why Tim can't get that through his brain. I've found plenty of 4" Androids to get in the meantime.

I'm trying to figure out what this thread has to do with the possibility of a new 4" iPhone being released, but I'm coming up with nothing. Help me out? :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BvizioN Avatar
123 months ago
The only thing from Apple that is not first in US.
In UK we get Sim free iPhone's on the first day of it's launch.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menel Avatar
123 months ago
You mean they were only offered as locked in US, all this entire time ?
Any phone paid full price from Apple store came unlocked. You just had to swap out the carrier sim that came in it.

They are just selling a sim-less version now. Why? No clue. Seems pointless.

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hey APPLE! How about offering these on LAUNCH DAY for the iPhone 6s THIS YEAR?? That would be great! :)
There is no reason to. You have to open the sim tray to insert your carrier of choice sim anyway, it doesn't hurt anything to discard whatever sim came in it. Empty sim tray or occupied, it doesn't effect anything.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KPOM Avatar
123 months ago
The "T-Mobile" iPhone 6 purchased at full price at the Apple store (not on a payment plan from TM) was unlocked. You just had to switch out the SIM card. Don't see what the big deal is about having it SIM free...

This time it's a little different since the SIM-free version has the extra TD-LTE bands that Sprint and some international carriers use, and it is also explicitly whitelisted for Sprint and Verizon, unlike the T-Mobile version.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)