It’s been around 2 weeks since the new Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus went on sale and now Apple are offering unlocked (sim-free) version of the device in USA through their online store. As we already know, the contract-free iPhone 6s is priced at $649 for the 16GB base variant, $749 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant would cost $849. The contract-free iPhone 6s Plus is priced at $749 for the 16GB base variant, $849 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant would cost $949.
Up until now, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was available only through carriers either on contract or with financing. Now, users can simply buy the iPhone they want and then pop in their existing SIM card or get a new one from any operator they desire. The handsets will work on any network as the phones are unlocked.
Note that the phones won’t come with a free SIM card either and Apple is keen to remove the confusion and has released the following statement:
The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.
The phone should work fine even on LTE as long as the carrier supports the same bands as the phone. The SIM free models of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are the A1633 and A1634 respectively. Additionally, the new iPhones will become available to the second wave of countries that includes:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan