unlocked iphone 7

Heads up to those of you who have been waiting for SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models to come available. You can now buy the unlocked handsets on Apple’s website, starting at $650 and $770, respectively.

While you could previously buy the iPhone 7 at full retail, it had to be tied to a carrier. These new models, as the name suggests, come without a SIM card, meaning they can be active with any carrier at a later time.

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. 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.

If you’re interested in purchasing the SIM-free iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you can do so here on Apple’s website. Just select which size handset you want, and then pick the SIM-free option in the Select your carrier section.

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  • Mark Dale

    I had mine unlocked three days after purchasing from AT&T thru their unlock page.

    • Lit

      They only gave you the GSM version right? Sucks that Apple decided to make 2 versions….

  • There was no point waiting in the U.S. when you could’ve purchased the T-Mobile model. No differences and at least it comes with a T-mobile sim for later use. Free Sim for exactly the same price why would anyone get the ‘SIM free’ model lol.

    • [RECON1]

      The SIM free model is most likely the one that can operate on both CDMA and GSM networks. Much like the Verizon and Sprint phones, but you couldn’t purchase them without entering your account info even if buying at full price.

      • Thats great but you could still get that model at Verizon or Best Buy instead of waiting.. of course you’d still need to pay full price, and there was still no point in waiting. Best Buy actually had a lot more phones that people expected and they could activate it for any carrier they wanted..

      • malhal

        The one with the Intel modem ?

    • Lit

      Tmobile’s version only has GSM bands

    • Ramon

      This time around it is the Verizon model that you would be able to use on any network.

    • Rook HD

      a sim-free one will have better resale value as it’s also compatible with CDMA. Okay now you’ve learned one new thing!

  • Shadowelite123

    So its essentially an unlocked Verizon model without a carrier title.