Best Buy Now Sells Unlocked iPhones, But Not the Latest Models

Best Buy today announced that it now sells unlocked iPhones in the U.S., but only older models are available, including the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, and third-generation iPhone SE. An unlocked iPhone can be used with a wide variety of carriers.

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The unlocked iPhones are in brand new condition and are available at all Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com starting today, a Best Buy spokesperson said in an email.

Best Buy already sold iPhones locked to AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile, and availability of unlocked models will give customers more flexibility. Best Buy operates over 1,000 stores across the U.S., including in many communities that lack an Apple Store.

Best Buy is not carrying unlocked iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro models at this time.

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Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
16 months ago
Carrier-locked phones... such a stupid concept. No reason for this aside from carriers trying to prevent a customer from leaving for another service provider
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago

People that buy the latest iPhone 14 models tend to go with one of the three wireless providers anyway. Still now you can get iPhone 12 or 13 models unlocked which makes this a acceptable option.
I stopped buying carrier-locked iPhones a very long time ago. I only purchase unlocked iPhones. Cellular Service works like magic simultaneously! ?



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Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
16 months ago
I didn't know carriers in the US were still allowed to lock phones. It's been banned in Canada for a while.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
16 months ago

Still now you can get iPhone 12 or 13 models unlocked which makes this a acceptable option.
You can find unlocked iPhone 12 and 13 for less from Apple's refurb store though.

Unlocked 128GB iPhone 13 is $729.99 at Best Buy vs unlocked 128GB iPhone 13 from Apple Refurb for $619.99.

Best Buy's selling unlocked 64GB iPhone 12 for $629.99

I see no deal with Best Buy.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
16 months ago
All come with their very own sim tray ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kenny7 Avatar
16 months ago

I stopped buying carrier-locked iPhones a very long time ago. I only purchase unlocked iPhones. Cellular Service works like magic simultaneously! ?


I have Verizon and T-Mobile dual sim and the simultaneous data service is awesome. People are missing out.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)