Unlocked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices can be purchased directly from Apple in the United States. You can now buy SIM-free iPhones, meaning that it is totally carrier-unlocked in the US and will work with any carrier, including support for Sprint and Verizon’s CDMA networks, as well as GSM networks by means.
Finally, Apple has now launched SIM-free/unlocked iPhone 7 range in the US almost a month after the initial release of the said handsets. Consumers were able to select between T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint models, with each of the models having slight differences between them.
Except for the United States, SIM-free models of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were available in all the market at launch. In the US, Apple chose to launch its range in carrier-specific models. And today, it officially added the SIM-free option in the nation.
Wait! Verizon and Sprint models work on both GSM and CDMA networks while AT&T and T-Mobile only works with GSM networks for instance. All of these carrier-specific models came unlocked ready to be used with any compatible network’s SIM worldwide when bought and paid in full from an Apple store directly. The SIM-free/Unlocked version on offer doesn’t come with any SIM card pre-installed in the phone and like both Verizon’s and Sprint’s model it can be used on both GSM and CDMA networks.
Available in the usual Jet Black, Black, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold colors and 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options, the SIM-free version of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be ordered starting today from Apple’s online store instantly.
The SIM-free unlocked iPhone 7 carries a model number A1660 while the SIM-free version of the iPhone 7 Plus holds A1661 model number. Once ordered, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to ship. By contrast, the iPhone 7 in Jet Black is taking 3-5 weeks to be delivered.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the US are now available in SIM-free option in addition to previously available AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon versions.
It seems like it still have to choose a carrier when purchasing the phone through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program; you can buy a SIM-free iPhone 7/7 Plus on the program, can apply for Apple’s 18-month promotional financing via a Barclay Visa credit card. It will let you pay the remaining in EMI, the phone off in installments, but won’t let you upgrade every year.
Shipping estimates of SIM-free models, Apple is showing three to four weeks for iPhone 7 Plus in all capacities and October 17th to 19th for iPhone 7 in all ranges.
You might also like to check out:
- SIM-Free / Unlocked iPhone 7, Plus Price In UK, US, India, Other Countries [List]
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus Waterproof, Drop Test, Durability In Scratch And Bend Test [Video]
- iPhone 7 Benchmarks: It’s Faster Than All MacBook Airs Ever, Top Android Phones In 2016
- Airtel Offers iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus In India At Rs. 19990 With 12 Months Contract
- Google Pixel Vs Apple iPhone 7 Benchmarks: A10 Fusion Beats Snapdragon 821 In Tests