SIM-free iPhone 6s now available in Apple’s web store

By , Oct 8, 2015

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Heads up to those of you who have been waiting for SIM-free iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets. As noted by MacRumors, Apple on Thursday night began offering SIM-free models of its latest smartphones via its web store.

While you could previously buy the iPhone 6s at full retail, they have, until now, included carrier-specific SIM cards. These new models, as the name suggests, do not include any kind of SIM card, meaning they are unlocked.

From Apple’s website:

The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.

The SIM-free iPhone 6s is model A1633, and the iPhone 6s Plus is A1634. As Apple notes, these phones come without any kind of carrier financing, so you’ll have to pay full retail The devices start at $650 and 750, respectively.

If you’re interested, you can find the new SIM-free iPhones on Apple’s website. Just select the SIM-free option when configuring your handset.

Source: MacRumors

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  • Bugs Bunnay

    woot!

  • John

    IKR, PLZ AMAZON IN AUS

    • Jerry

      JU SWALLOW?

  • yagami light

    @codylee

    so can you confirm if the att variant and the “sim free” variant both have the same model number; A1633 ?

    meaning they both have band 30?

  • That was faster than the normal wait for sim free. Stocks must be plentiful.

  • Leomar Noguera

    So I want to sell a unlocked GSM iphone 6s brand new unopened where should you buy it? I want to sell unopened and unlocked for International use, plus I have another questions, in Apple Online Store just let me Buy up to Two iPhones 6s, Do you know how to buy many or more than two iPhones? i appreciate your response! Thanks a lot for your answers

  • Sergius W

    Damn you in US only pav $749. I live in Sweden and have to pay $1049 for iPhone 6 4.7 Inch base model?!?! Anyone knows why it is such a difference and are there any other methods to get the new iPhone cheaper like in the USA?!?!?

    • Franck Kamayou

      Taxes, duty, exchange rates, etc…

      • Chinch07

        All that good stuff lol

  • Franck Kamayou

    The only difference is LTE band 30. The T-Mobile phone from the Apple store is also unlocked if purchased full price (only at the Apple store) and was available since day 1.

    • Leomar Noguera

      and the Apple Store Online is Still Unlocked?

      • Franck Kamayou

        Yes the Apple store online I was talking about. Matter of fact, if you walk into the apple store and ask for the AT&T/Sprint/Verizon phone and say you want to pay full price, it will be unlocked as well. The phone locks at the time of sale depending on how you purchase it. When you buy it under a contract, the phone gets registered under the carrier database and gets marked as locked. When you buy it full price you don’t have that issue and the carrier never see the color your IMEI.

      • Leomar Noguera

        Thanks! i was too lazy to go to an apple store, i prefer the shipping option and wait to be delivered to my place, that’s why i asked you that, if there was a difference between order iPhone to Pick up or Shipped to my place, both cases the iPhone come Unlocked with T-Mobile Full Price! Right? Thank You

      • Franck Kamayou

        Right, I’m using a tmobile one right now with Cricket (At&t). ordered from the apple online store. tried it with verizon and sprint and it works too.

      • Leomar Noguera

        So Many Thanks Brother!… Last Question… I want to sell a unlocked GSM iphone 6s brand new unopened where should i buy it? I want to sell unopened and unlocked for International use, plus I have another questions, in Apple Online Store just let me Buy up to Two iPhones 6s, Do you know how to buy many or more than two iPhones?

      • Franck Kamayou

        I think the limit is 2 phones per order, so just buy 2 phones multiple times? otherwise if you want to buy more than 2 phones, you may have to go to the physical store.

      • Leomar Noguera

        Do You Think the website let me buy 2 iPhones Multiple times with the same Apple ID? Or i have to use differents Apple ID? Sorry for too much questions!

      • Franck Kamayou

        don’t know. try.

      • Leomar Noguera

        Ok Than You very much! No more Questions! haha

  • igorsky

    I bought a 6S at full price for AT&T and it came unlocked, fyi.

    • Franck Kamayou

      where did you buy it? Apple or At&t?

      • igorsky

        Apple.

        My understanding is that if you buy a phone at full price from Apple, it comes unlocked out of the box.

  • Chinch07

    Is this different from the off contract,unlocked iPhone I bought at full price that just happened to include a T-Mobile SIM card that I never used and kept in the box. Besides the fact it doesn’t come with a SIM card. I use the phone on AT&T.

  • Jamie John Roberts

    I really don’t understand this post unless I’m missing something. I went to the Applestore in Liverpool, UK on launch day (had previously pre-ordered) and collected my unlocked SIM free 128gb 6s Plus on launch day? #nowait

  • nyangejr

    How much is the 6s plus 64gb with tax included? Last year I paid 810$ for iPhone 6 64gb with tax and had to pay import duty hear in Tz too 18% and I still save about 200$ if I’d buy in my country

  • Crom!

    Mr. Lee,
    The Verge has reported that Iphone 6s model A1688 (tmobile) is not yet certified by AT&T and therefore WiFi-calling and VoLTE features are disabled. Can you guys verify this? This concerns me because I am using the A1688 on AT&T and neither VoLTE nor WiFi-calling works.