Several weeks after launch, you now have the option of purchasing the iPhone X unlocked and SIM-free through Apple in the US. Even better, you can get an iPhone X with delivery by December 12th.

Before today, if you wanted to buy an iPhone X through Apple, you were required to choose a carrier: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. They came preloaded with a SIM card, and could be locked to a carrier.

For frequent travelers, those who switch carriers, or already have a SIM card to use, you can now choose a fifth option: buy without a carrier. They are then free to use the phone with their own SIM card on any carrier that will support the iPhone.

They’ve also improved shipping times once more, with all orders now set to deliver on December 12th. It seems Apple is doing their best to move as many units as possible before the holidays.

Have you been waiting for an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone?  Let us know in the comments.

  • Wagner

    So are you saying if I buy it through Apple Upgrade Program on ATT, it will come locked even though it is NOT financed through the carrier??

    • It may be locked to the carrier, but you can contact the carrier to unlock the phone at any time.

      • Wagner

        Hm, I get it now. Thank you. Great post.

      • André Le Comte

        Despite being pre-loaded with carrier-branded SIM cards, every full-priced iPhone X was sold unlocked from day one.

  • Tevin Chris†

    This isn’t new, they have been offering it since last week when I ordered mine.

  • Iskren Donev

    At first when I read the article title I thought that Apple has released an iPhone X that doesn’t have a SIM card slot, presumably only having an integrated Apple SIM (like iPads do). Strange that Apple would advertise SIM-free on their site as well as opposed to a term like carrier-free.

    • Merman123

      Been this same wording ever since I can remember.

      • Iskren Donev

        I guess I never paid much attention to the wording.

  • Francisco

    So if I’m an European citizen and my SIM cards are from like Vodafone EU can I buy the iPhone X in the US and then use my SIM cards?

    • Wee Ymm

      Yes. I bought an AT&T iPhone X and it came unlocked