Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016, 05:14
Category: iPhone, News, retail, wireless
Following tradition, Apple is now offering a SIM-free version of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handset via its online store in the United States.
The SIM-free option allows customers to buy an unlocked iPhone without choosing a carrier.
SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 Plus in all capacities list shipping estimates of three to four weeks, with the exception of the Jet Black SIM-free iPhone 7 Plus, which lists a shipping estimate of six to eight weeks.
The iPhone 7 SIM-free models in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Black colors are expected to arrive by October 17th to the 19th while the Jet Black models will ship in three to five weeks.
According to Apple, SIM-free models (A1660 and A1661) will work with any carrier and have full support for CDMA and GSM networks, much like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices available from Sprint or Verizon. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models from AT&T and T-Mobile do not support CDMA networks and are not compatible with all carriers.
The SIM-free units are not yet available for in-store pickup from Apple’s retail locations, but should be available in the near future as supplies become more abundant. It’s thought that retail locations will likely begin offering SIM-free units in the next few days.
SIM-free iPhones must be purchased at full price, with the iPhone 7 starting at $649 and the iPhone 7 Plus starting at $769.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.