iPhone XR Now Available SIM-Free in the United States

Apple has made the iPhone XR available SIM-free in the United States, allowing customers to purchase the phone unlocked and unassociated with any carrier. Customers can then choose to obtain a SIM from any carrier of their choice.


SIM-free iPhone models typically debut in the United States up to several months after the initial product launch as Apple prioritizes supplies for upgrade users already tied in with its carrier partners. The iPhone XS was a bit unusual in that SIM-free models were available from launch day, but that was not the case with the iPhone XR.

SIM-free iPhone XR models are compatible with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and other carriers.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 for 64 GB models available in white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED. Higher-capacity models are available for $799 (128 GB) and $899 (256 GB).

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26 months ago
These were available from day one. Here's how:
- Pay full price for any carrier model
- Open sim tray
- remove sim
- throw sim away
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26 months ago
I guess locked phones aren't illegal/are the norm in America? I don't get how that works, but it must be annoying.
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26 months ago

I can afford iPhones but I still don't see how 750 dollars for a phone is a budget price.

Only in the Apple Universe. Tim has some big decisions in 2019. Increasing prices to maintain revenue targets amidst declining unit sales has gone beyond reality this year.

There will always be customers who purchase the flagship revesion every year. There will always be people with the financial means to purchase the perceived hottest device every year. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s their money they have the right to do as they please.

Apple needs to be increasing iPhone market share in order to keep the services revenue stream on track for guidance. Services are driven by expansion of the user base. Nothing offered this fall IMO will bring an Android user into the Apple Ecosystem.

Apple needs a $599 iPhone, and soon. :apple:
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26 months ago
I don't understand people calling the iPhone XR a budget phone.

That is like saying that an Intel Core i7 is a budget processor, because the Intel Core i9 exists.
The XR is just a different model and, yes, cheaper than the expensive XS models, but not budget by any means.

The iPhone SE could perhaps be called the budget model.
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26 months ago
They need to make a smaller phone. It’s silly that the smallest current gen iPhone is 5.8”.
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26 months ago

I guess locked phones aren't illegal/are the norm in America? I don't get how that works, but it must be annoying.

Nothing's the norm here. LOL
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