Apple now offering the unlocked iPhone 4S in the US

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

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.....

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

3. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i know 100 million people

6. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

At least ...

11. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

13. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Read a book Muhannad.

4. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

in Turkey it is 1.570 $ 16 GB model.. how about that?..and people are buying like crazy

5. irvinkeith

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 27, 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


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

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

8. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

NO it wont

9. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I wont pay this amount for 800mhz processor

10. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

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

12. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

14. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

15. saiful10

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I like it........

16. apple-alway

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 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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