Apple starts selling SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units
posted by Paul.K / Jan 06, 2015, 8:11 AM
Since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched back in September, the only way one could buy one of the new Apple handsets in the US was by either signing / renewing a contract with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, which would naturally mean that the iPhone would be locked to the respective network, or grab an unlocked handset, but with a T-Mobile card inside. While the latter is not a major inconvenience for the ones who crave a larger-screened iOS handheld, some customers would certainly rather not bother.
Well, you can now buy a SIM-free iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus directly from Apple, and the prices are the same as they were with the T-Mo unlocked variants:
|16 GB||64 GB||128 GB|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$749||$849||$949|
- Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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good for bending :)
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 8:24 AM 3
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if you apply enough force to any mass with large surface area, anything bends. i'm sure the note 4 or nexus 6 would bend too, though not as easily since their backs are curved. but no one is stupid enough to test it on their on devices. if you are willing to give me your phone i can prove it to you
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 9:54 AM 1
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The funny thing are charging $949 for a phone and will getaway with it.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 8:26 AM 1
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And people will pay, I draw the line at $650-$700 for a device at full retail value. I can not see spending close to $1000 for a phone, much less a tablet. That's insane.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 8:35 AM 1
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Yeah, I'd rather buy some new hardware for my desktop at those prices. Personally, I'd never pay for any phone over $400. I usually stick to my phone until I see a better alternative at a sub-$400 price, usually a previous flagship. So I'm always one or two flagship generations behind, which I don't really mind.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 9:11 AM 1
Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014
If the device had features that spoke to me and the value was there, I would pay upwards of $1000 for a phone, but it would have to basically be my perfect vision of a phone, no compromises. I would (hypothetically, assuming I would buy an iTrinket) pay $400 TOPS for an iphone, because to me that is about what they are worth, comparatively speaking.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 10:08 AM 1
Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 22, 2012
What I have been doing for a few years when I want an unlocked GSM phone is just buying the Verizon version of the iPhone from the Apple store. The FCC mandate that Verizon must leave the GSM side unlocked. You get way more bands than the GSM unlocked version and it generally costs the same. I carry a Verizon and T-Mobile SIM so this works perfect for me.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 1:12 PM 0
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