As expected, Apple has begun selling SIM-free unlocked versions of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, over three months after the pair’s release.
Since their launch, Apple’s latest flagship smartphones have been offered in the U.S. with a carrier contract on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, or unlocked and contract-free on T-Mobile. But now, they’re also available unlocked and SIM-free through Apple’s retail and online stores in the country.
You can use a SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a SIM card on any supported carrier worldwide. As noted by Apple, “If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice.”
The pricing for SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are the same as that for contract-free unlocked T-Mobile units. For the 4.7-inch iPhone 6: $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB), or $849 (128GB). And for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus: $749 (16GB), $849 (64GB), and $949 (128GB).
The SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 model is A1586, while the SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 Plus model is A1524.
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