Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 4 in the US

White iPhone 4

Apple on Tuesday began selling unlocked iPhone 4 on its online and retail stores across the United States. If you don’t want to purchase the handset with the standard two year carrier contract commitment then you can purchase the unlocked iPhone by paying a huge premium. The high prices for the commitment free phone are no surprise as the carrier subsidies don’t apply for unlocked phones. However, the cost is still much lesser than the international market.

Only the GSM model (in white and black color) is available factory unlocked and works with any carrier worldwide that offers micro sim cards. The 16GB model is available for $649 and 32GB for $729.

If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide.

It’s interesting to note that after announcing Verizon as its second carrier partner Apple is now offering the hugely popular iOS device without any contract. This is great news for anyone who wants to use their iPhone with another carrier when they travel.

Additionally, this move is being seen as an attempt to make the device available to a larger audience who could probably be looking at importing the phones where Apple does not have a partnership with network providers.

Apple could have announced this news during the WWDC keynote event but chose to quietly update its online stores with the unlocked handset. It’s clear that the Cupertino based company is timing the release of such updates to keep the focus on iPhone 4 while its rumored to be preparing for iPhone 5 launch this fall.

{via Apple}

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  • Anonymous

    Apple
    iphone 4 is one of latest device of apple iphone which many advance
    features to use it more easily and comfortable. The given information is
    very interesting. I like this details about iphone 4.

  • Anonymous

    Apple
    iphone 4 is one of latest device of apple iphone which many advance
    features to use it more easily and comfortable. The given information is
    very interesting. I like this details about iphone 4.

  • Patricksmith

    This as another slap in the face for Australians. We have to pay $999 aus dollars for the unlocked 32gb iPhone 4, while if I was to buy it from America now it would be $701 aus. The Australian dollar is higher than the American so why the heck do we pay so much? It should be cheaper for Australians. Can someone please write an article on this fact and make the world aware. Thankyou.

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