As of the 7th January 2015, Apple will start offering their SIM-Free, unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 plus in the United States.  These new versions will be available on Apple’s own online store as well as retail locations across the United States. However, not much has changed. The newest models of iPhones will still come in at the same price.  As is currently, the unlocked iPhone 6 will still be available in its 16, 64 and 128 GB version, retailing at $649, $749 and $849 respectively.

The iPhone 6 plus will also still be available in a 16, 64, and128GB version, marketing at $749, $849, and $949. Nevertheless, this will be the first time the phone has been offered without connection to any carrier whatsoever.  Users will be happy to note that they can finally use any mobile carrier they choose with the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

Despite all this, it is also interesting to note that although the phones are now being marketed as unlocked and Sim-Free, many carrier-specific models have been unlocked since their launch if they were bought at full price.  Apple just hasn’t been forthcoming with these details. 

The new unlocked models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus allow users to insert a nano-SIM card as long as they are from a suitable Global System for Mobile communication network for mobile voice, texting, and data connectivity.  There is no sign of Apple SIMs, currently used in iPads to ensure that the hardware can connect to various carriers. 

Apple also introduced unlocked editions of the iPhone 5s in November 2014.  These also came after the carrier-specific versions in September 2014.

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