Apple, just one month after the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched, has started sales of SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in US.
The company said the SIM-free version of smartphones is not related to any single carrier, and as a result, the handsets do not comprise the usual carrier-specific SIM card. According to the iPhone maker, SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will work with any carrier and come with full support for GSM and CDMA networks.
Interested candidates can purchase the SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from company’s online store for now, the smartphones are only available through Apple.com. As noted on the Apple’s website, users can lift up any SIM-free iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model they want. Users can even use their preferred carrier for the handsets.
Apple notes on its website, “The SIM-free iPhone will work with any carrier. An iPhone activated on Sprint or Verizon Wireless, and the SIM-free iPhone, also have the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks.”
According to Apple, the SIM-free models are “world phones”, thus users can use them almost anywhere. Users can roam internationally on GSM networks in more than 200 countries around the world, said Apple.
“Availability of LTE data varies in some countries and depends on carrier support for certain LTE radio frequencies”, Apple mentioned on its site.
As for pricing, base prices for both the SIM-free smartphones are the same, which means you can buy base model of iPhone 7 for $649 and iPhone 7 Plus for $769.
Why waiting? Head over to Apple’s online store to get your hands on an unlocked and SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The SIM-free iPhone 7 has shorter wait times relative to the iPhone 7 Plus. If you want to get your hands on the Jet Black SIM-free iPhone 7, you’ll have to wait 3-5 weeks for it to ship. On the contrary, the iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black is taking 6-8 weeks to ship.
Pricing for all SIM-free variants mentioned below:
For iPhone 7
- 32GB for $649
- 128GB for $749
- 256GB for $849
iPhone 7 Plus
- 32GB for $769
- 128GB for $869
- 256GB for $969
It is widely expected that SIM-free iPhone 7 models will be soon available in the Apple retail stores in the next few days.