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Apple now offering the unlocked iPhone 4S in the US

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Apple now offering the unlocked iPhone 4S in the US
Apple has just updated their online store to finally give buyers in the US the ability to buy an unlocked version of the iPhone 4S in all three available capacities starting at the price of $649.

Purchasing an unlocked iPhone 4S will give you the ability to use the smartphone on any GSM network around the world. That is of course if you can manage to get a micro-SIM for the network that you wish to use it on. Apple made sure to specify that the unlocked version of the iPhone 4S will not work on CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon.

The 16GB iPhone 4S will burn a hole in your pocket to the tune of $649 while the 32GB and 64GB models will cost $749 and $849 respectively. All of the unlocked iPhone 4S models will be available in both black and white. The estimated shipping time for the unlocked units is currently 1-2 weeks.  

Those may be some hefty price tags for a smartphone but it is to be expected when there is no contract involved to give you a subsidized price. Would anybody consider picking up a factory unlocked iPhone 4S?

source: Engadget

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posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:42 2

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. If you bought an AT&T phone off-contract, you could get an unlocked iPhone and not wait for the 'official' unlocked iPhone.....

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:53 3

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


$850 for a 64GB, who is crazy enough to buy that?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:03 7

3. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


i know 100 million people

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:16 2

6. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


At least ...

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 12:51 3

11. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Oh you mean the 99% OWS. Can't afford life, but has a $900 phone.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:59 1

13. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Read a book Muhannad.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:05 4

4. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


in Turkey it is 1.570 $ 16 GB model..

how about that?..and people are buying like crazy

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:06 1

5. irvinkeith (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


I love my iPhone but I wouldn't dare pay full price for an unlocked one. I could buy an iPad or almost pay for a macbook at that point

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:42 1

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


i wonder if the unlock version will work for tmobiles 3g here in the U.S???

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:45 1

8. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


NO it wont

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:52 3

9. hunted (Posts: 348; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I wont pay this amount for 800mhz processor

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 12:39 2

10. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Processor speed is not that important. What matters is the smoothness of the UI and the user experience.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 12:52 6

12. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Oh yeah you're right. How well is iOS5 running on your iPhone 3g?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 22:27 1

14. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I will rather buy a tv than spend it on that thing

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 14:57

15. saiful10 (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


I like it........

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 19:05

16. apple-alway (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Apple iphone is like cars of luxury BMW,MB or Jaguar........Samsung, Lg,Motorola etc. like owning KIA,Hyundai or scooter.

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