This past Tuesday, on January 6, Apple began selling fully unlocked, SIM free versions of their flagship phones. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were previously only available for purchase with a contract with one of the more popular wireless carriers.
This is wonderful news for Apple users who don’t want to be tied to a long-term service contract. An unlocked and SIM free phone can be used on any carrier – both in the US and abroad, also making this great news for international travelers. Users simply need to receive a SIM card from their carrier, whether it is one of the big wireless carriers in the US such as Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T, or a local carrier in a foreign country.
The unlocked versions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available at full retail price. The unlocked iPhone retails at $649 for the 16GB, $749 for the 64GB, and $849 for the 128GB. The 6 Plus is available for $749, $849, and $949 for the 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB respectively.